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.