‘Blackstar’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard charts; Other Bowie albums, songs chart as well

blackstar-bowieIt took until his final album for it to happen, but David Bowie finally has his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200.

Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, was released on Jan. 8, two days before his death. Per Billboard.com, the album sold 181,000 copies during the week ending January 14.

Blackstar was one of many Bowie albums to find its way into the Top 200.

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“Clearly, music fans were moved by the news of Bowie’s death, as not only did Blackstar perform strongly, but he has nine further albums that either re-enter or debut on the Billboard 200 chart,” Billboard reports. “Among them are two further titles in the top 40: the greatest hits collection Best of Bowie (No. 4) and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (No. 21).”

Also, per Billboard, Bowie’s albums accomplished a rare feat over the past week.

“With Blackstar and Best of Bowie at Nos. 1 and 4, respectively, Bowie is one of the handful of acts to manage the feat of having two albums in the top four of the chart at the same time,” Billboard reports. “Previous to Bowie, the last act to do so was Adele on the chart dated March 3, 2012.”

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