If you’re still confused by why the world has lost its mind over the death of David Bowie, I can’t help you. But the news keeps coming.
- Blackstar finished the week at #1 on the British charts, selling 150,000 copies. That’s the 10th Bowie album to reach the top in the UK.
- Combined sales of all Bowie albums reached 623,000 across the UK. Ten of them are in the British Top 40. More stats here and scroll down for more info.
- Bowie just broke an Adele online video record. That many people have been flocking to see what he left behind.
- Pamela Des Barres, the queen of all rock groupies, tells all again. This time, she talks Bowie.
- How Bowie influenced metal.
- I’d love to see this: Arcade Fire’s New Orleans tribute parade.
- The David Bowie tribute event scheduled for New York just keeps getting bigger.
- Bowie’s groundbreaking freaky video game is free for the next week.
Here’s BuzzAngle Music‘s estimates of Bowie sales in the US. Official numbers for the sales week ending 11:59pm Thursday will be out shortly. It does, however, look like Bowie has his first-ever #1 album in the US.
|3||Best Of Bowie||David Bowie||51,288|
|6||Blurryface||twenty one pilots||15,490|
|7||The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust…||David Bowie||12,964|
|9||Beauty Behind The Madness||The Weeknd||11,353|
Top streams in the US are “Lazarus,” “Space Oddity” and “Blackstar.” Add them all up and you have about 52,000,000 cumulative streams.