January 12, 2016


David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ will Likely Be His First No. 1 Album


David Bowie’s first career No. 1 album may be achieved posthumously. Blackstar, released three days before the music legend’s death, is aiming for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Blackstar could sell around 130,000 copies this week, which would help bump Adele’s previously unstoppable 25 from the top slot after a seven-week run. The final numbers will be revealed this Sunday (Jan. 17).

Bowie came closest to No. 1 with his last album, The Next Day, which debuted at No. 2 on the chart in 2013. He has seven total Top 10 albums, dating back to 1974’s Diamond Dogs.

The rock icon passed away at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Click here for our essential Bowie playlist.