Less than a week after Bowie died of cancer, his jazz-inspired record streaked to the top with 181,000 equivalent album units and knocked Adele's 25 down to No. 2. Nine other Bowie albums also debuted or re-entered the chart, including Best of Bowie (No. 4) and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (No. 21).
His previous top-ranked album was The Next Day (hitting No. 2 in 2013). Blackstar is also topping the UK album chart, where Bowie's had nine other number one albums, Idolator reports.
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