David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ Dethrones Adele

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David Bowie’s Blackstar album rockets to No. 1.

Bowie’s fans honored the legendary singer with a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week, his first ever. It moved an impressive 181,000 units (174,000 pure album sales), pushing the reigning champ Adele to No. 2.

The music site also notes nine of Bowie’s albums either re-entered or debuted on the Billboard 200 chart this week, including his greatest hits collection Best of Bowie at No. 4 and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars at No. 21.

Other albums included in the Top 10 is Justin Bieber’s Purpose at No. 3, Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface at No. 5, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness sits at No. 6, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller at No. 7, Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul at No. 8, G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out at No. 9 and Fetty Wap’s self-titled record rounds out the Top 10.

Blackstar also topped the UK album chart, marking Bowie’s 10th visit to No. 1 with an album in the UK, selling 150,000 copies.

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