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Published on January 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Since He Died Two Years Ago, David Bowie Has Sold 5 Million Albums in the UK Alone

Two years ago today, we woke up to the news that David Bowie had died after a long fight with liver cancer. Since then, his albums have sold like crazy worldwide.

Let’s starts with Canada. According to Nielsen, Bowie has sold 175,000 albums in this country while his songs have been streamed 47 million times.

OfficialCharts.com, the keeper of the UK charts, notes that more than 5 million Bowie albums have been sold since January 10, 2016.

1 BLACKSTAR (446,000 copies)
2 BEST OF BOWIE (335,000)
3 LEGACY (247,000)
4 NOTHING HAS CHANGED – THE VERY BEST OF
5 THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST
6 HUNKY DORY
7 ALADDIN SANE
8 THE NEXT DAY
9 LOW
10 DIAMOND DOGS
© Official Charts Company 2018

And there’s more.

David Bowie’s Official Top 5 biggest singles since January 2016 (sales and streams combined)
1 HEROES
2 UNDER PRESSURE
3 LIFE ON MARS
4 STARMAN
5 LET’S DANCE
© Official Charts Company 2018

David Bowie’s Official Top 5 most streamed singles since January 2016
1 UNDER PRESSURE
2 HEROES
3 LET’S DANCE
4 LIFE ON MARS
5 STARMAN
© Official Charts Company 2018

David Bowie’s Official Top 5 vinyl albums since January 2016
1 BLACKSTAR
2 THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST
3 HUNKY DORY
4 LEGACY
5 CHANGESONEBOWIE
© Official Charts Company 2018

David Bowie’s Official Top 5 vinyl singles since January 2016
1 NO PLAN
2 HEROES
3 TVC 15
4 SOUND AND VISION
5 BE MY WIFE
© Official Charts Company 201

Read more at Music-News. Meanwhile, there’s a new documentary on Hansa Studios, the Berlin Studio where Bowie (and many others) created some amazing music.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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