David Bowie’s Blackstar takes early lead on Official Albums Chart as news of his death breaks

David Bowie’s Blackstar takes early lead on Official Albums Chart as news of his death breaks

the iconic singer’s new album Blackstar is charging to Number
 1 this week, OfficialCharts.com can confirm.
The legendary star’s 25th studio collection takes an early lead
 on today’s Official Albums Chart Update  with combined 
sales so far of 43,000 - 25,000 ahead of his closest 
competitor.
The record – which was on course for Number 1 this Friday
 before the announcement of his death - is almost certain to
 become Bowie’s tenth chart-topping album this week, 
following 2013’s The Next Day. Check out where all of his 
Early sales indicators suggest that Bowie is also set to make
 multiple entries on this week’s chart as fans pay tribute to 
the singer.
Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot 
said: “Today is an awful day for all lovers of music. And the 
fact that David Bowie’s new album Blackstar was on course 
for Number 1 this week, even before today's terrible news 
says everything about his continuing relevance – over 40 
years since his first hit records.
"But we are expecting a huge surge for a wide range of 
Bowie albums in this week’s Official Albums Chart. Bowie 
made so many great albums, constantly reinventing himself, 
that everyone has their own favourites and fans are clearly 
reminding themselves of his massive contribution to popular 
music by buying these great, iconic works.”

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