The death David Bowie is still having a massive impact on the chart, with the late legend holding nine spots on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
His latest album Blackstar holds for a second week at Number 1, logging just over 80,000 combined sales, while his 2002 retrospective Best Of Bowie leaps from 18 to Number 3. His recent best of, 2014’s Nothing Has Changed, gives Bowie his third Top 10 entry this week at Number 6.
Bowie’s other entries in the Top 40 are: Hunky Dory (up 2 places to 12), The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust (down 2 to 19), Aladdin Sane (down 1 to 22), The Next Day (up 1 to 24), Low (unmoved at 31), and Let’s Dance (up 7 to 35).
David Bowie in the mournful Lazarus music video
Elsewhere in this week’s Top 5, Adele’s 25 rebounds from 3 to 2, Panic! At The Disco score their third Top 10 album with Death Of A Bachelor, entering at Number 4, and Justin Bieber’s Purpose is down a place at 5.
New entries and high climbers
Following his stunning performance on Graham Norton last week, Jack Savoretti’s Written In Scars hits a new peak at Number 7. The collection has enjoyed a number of resurgences up the chart since its release in February last year, but enters the Top 10 for the first time today.
Indie-folk band Daughter debut at 17 with their second album Not To Disappear, and British blues band The Temperance Movement are new at 18 with White Bear, and veteran singer-songwriter Paul Carrack scores his highest charting album yet at Number 25 with Soul Shadows. His previous chart peak as a solo artist was with his Best Of retrospective in 2014, reaching Number 35.
Finally, Eagles’ The Complete Greatest Hits re-enters the Top 40 at 29 following the death of founding member Glenn Frey, indie-rockers Mystery Jets enter at 30 with Curve Of The Earth, and Shawn Mendes’ debut Handwritten is back in the Top 40 at 34.