David Bowie Tops U.K. Official Albums Chart, Ties an Elvis Presley Record

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David Bowie accepts the Webby Lifetime Achievement Award.

Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes leads the Official Singles Chart.

David Bowie’s 2016 album Blackstar has topped the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart for the third consecutive week.

But Bowie’s distinctions on the U.K. tally this week go far beyond that: He’s tied a record with Elvis Presley for most simultaneous entries in the top 40 of the albums chart. Twelve of the albums this week belonged to Bowie, matching him with the King’s chart performance following his death in 1977.

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So what other titles from the Bowie catalog have U.K. consumers been keen on? Behind Blackstar at No. 1, the late legend filled out the top 10 with Best of Bowie at No. 3, Nothing Has Changed at No. 5, Hunky Dory at No. 9 and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars at No. 10.

The top five also featured Adele’s 25 at No. 2 and Justin Bieber’s Purpose at No. 4.

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On the singles front, Shawn Mendes topped the Official Singles Top 100 for the second consecutive week with his song “Stitches.” Bieber followed with “Love Yourself” at 2.


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