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News: David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ Tops U.S. Charts

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David Bowie’s 28th album has been confirmed as his first to top the U.S. charts. ★ has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling in excess of 180,000 units since its January 8, 2016 release on ISO/Columbia Records.

★ has entered at #1 in more than 20 territories including the UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Coincidentally, ★, released on Bowie’s 69th birthday, has hit #1 on iTunes in 69 countries including the U.S..

In addition to ★ being David Bowie’s first #1 album in the U.S., another nine of his albums re-entered in the U.S. Top 200 this week, including The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Let’s Dance, Aladdin Sane, Low, and The Next Day.

Finally, it was announced that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has proclaimed January 20, 2016 in the City of New York as David Bowie Day.