The late artist’s album Blackstar ends Adele’s seven-week stronghold on the UK album charts, with a further 18 Bowie albums entering the top 40
This week’s UK charts are dominated by the albums and singles of David Bowie. More than half a million of his records were sold after his death on Sunday, with an entire quarter of the top 40 commandeered by the pop pioneer.
His new album, Blackstar, debuts at No 1, making it his 10th chart-topping LP. With combined sales across formats of almost 150,000, the album was already on course for the top spot before the news of his death.