We lost a legend with the passing of David Bowie, and his death was a complete shock to fans across the globe.
Bowie fans have responded by purchasing all of Bowie’s albums and singles in droves. Almost a quarter of the records on The UK’s Top 40 Album Chart is represented by the legendary musician.
Topping the list is the icon’s latest release, Blackstar. The album owns the top spot in the UK with sales of 150,000–even before his death, the album was on course to gain the number one chart position.
With Bowie’s passing, unsurprisingly, his album sales have made the album the fastest selling album of the year so far, and has become Bowie’s tenth number one album in the UK.
Streaming of Bowie’s music this past week on Spotify increased by a massive 2,822 percent. This made it an additional 2.5 million people listening to his music adding to his monthly average of 4 million listeners.
As well as his new album Blackstar‘s success, Bowie’s 2014 retrospective, Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of charted in fifth place, and his classics Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust, and Aladdin Sane in 14th, 17th and 23rd place respectively.
Blackstar replaced Adele’s 25 at the top of the UK charts. Bowie’s dominance also continues in the UK singles chart with five tracks re-entering the Top 40 and peaking at number 12 with his classic, “Heroes”–which incidentally, only reached 24 on its initial release in 1977.
Bowie, who died of liver cancer on Sunday, is understood to have been cremated in New York shortly after his death “without any fuss.”
The singer apparently told friends that he only wanted to be remembered for the good times and his music.
Blackstar was released on January 8th, his 69th birthday, and just a couple of days before his death.