“Blackstar” is David Bowie’s first No. 1 album+ READ ARTICLE
David Bowie’s final album, which was released two days before his death, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the magazine said Sunday.
Blackstar is the late British musician’s first No. 1 album, according to Billboard, which said 174,000 copies were sold during Bowie’s biggest sales week for an album since 1991. The album also had the equivalent of 181,000 copies in digital sales and streams in the U.S. as of Jan. 14, according to Nielsen Music.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on several factors, including album sales. Nine of Bowie’s other albums have also either re-entered or debuted on the Billboard 200 chart in the most recent rankings.