David Bowie’s Blackstar Is His First No. 1 Album in the U.S.

David Bowie's Blackstar Is His First No. 1 Album in the U.S.

David Bowie‘s Blackstar is the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. It’s Bowie’s first ever No. 1 album in the United States.

According to Billboard, The Next Day peaked at No. 2 in 2013. Other noteworthy Top 10 chart entries include Station to Station (No. 3 in 1976), Let’s Dance (No. 4 in 1983), Diamond Dogs (No. 5 in 1974), David Live (No. 8 in 1974), and Young Americans (No. 9 in 1975).

Blackstar is also the No. 1 album on the UK charts, and 18 other Bowie albums re-emerged on the UK charts this week. In the past, several of Bowie’s albums have debuted at No. 1 in the UK.

Blackstar dethroned Adele’s 25 from the No. 1 spot, which has maintained the top spot for seven weeks. It sold the equivalent to 181,000 albums, of which 174,000 were pure album sales.

Read our "Afterword" feature on Bowie, plus tributes from Nile RodgersBradford CoxCarlos DenglerThurston Moore, Carlos Alomar, and Jonathan Lethem.

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