Bowie Hits Number 1 on UK Album Charts

When all the sales were tallied up for the week yesterday, David Bowie’s The Next Day ended up at #1 on the UK album charts, selling 94,000 copies.  This is his first #1 UK album since Black Tie White Noise in 1993.

Fans will be watching closely to see how the album does in other territories.  In the US, he’s apparently neck-and-neck with the new Bon Jovi album, What About Now.  Amazingly, Bowie has never had a #1 album in America.  Ever.

I don’t have any figures for Canada, but I’m hoping he’ll do well here, too.  We’ll find out late Tuesday/early Wednesday.  Watch this space.

(Via The Independent)

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Bowie Hits Number 1 on UK Album Charts

  • March 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    From Toronto, I have no idea where I could expect to hear any song from Bowie's new album (or of this last three to four albums) – via local radio.
    The retro station? With its mishmash 70s/80s/90s short playlists across all genres (excepting R 'n' B of course).
    The (Hollywood white) dance station(s) and the soccer mom station(s)? The (Hollywood black) dance stations? A rigidly alt-rock 90s grunge led station? A good ol' hillbillies and hippies classic rock station or an AM dial 50s/60s oldies for during part of the evenings radio station?
    So please stop bothering to mention this artist. As Avril long ago might have said, who was David Bouwie?


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