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Bowie Scores First No. 1 Album Ever

His 'Blackstar' debuts at top of Billboard 200 chart
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2016 1:35 PM CST

(Newser) – If only David Bowie were here to see it. The legendary rocker just scored his first-ever No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his newly released Blackstar, Billboard reports. Less than a week after Bowie died of cancer, his jazz-inspired record streaked to the top with 181,000 equivalent album units and knocked Adele's 25 down to No. 2. Nine other Bowie albums also debuted or re-entered the chart, including Best of Bowie (No. 4) and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (No. 21). His previous top-ranked album was The Next Day (hitting No. 2 in 2013). Blackstar is also topping the UK album chart, where Bowie's had nine other No .1 albums, Idolator reports. (Read more David Bowie stories.)

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