Bowie also notched 39 albums on the Billboard 200 chart – among them, seven top 10s: Diamond Dogs (No. 5, 1974), David Live (No. 8, 1974), Young Americans (No. 9, 1975), Station to Station (No. 3, 1976) ChangesOneBowie (No. 10, 1976), Let’s Dance (No. 4, 1983) and The Next Day (No. 2 — his highest charting album — in 2013).
Bowie’s chart impact wasn’t limited to the pop tallies -- he charted on Dance Club Songs, Alternative Songs, Mainstream Rock and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Bowie even claimed a No. 12 hit on the Hot Rap Songs chart in 1990, thanks to a reworking of “Fame” with Queen Latifah.
In 1977, Bowie found success with a fluke Christmas tune: his unlikely collaboration with Bing Crosby on “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.” The duet, which was recorded in 1977, peaked at No. 18 on the Holiday Airplay chart in 2002 and continues to be a favorite of radio programmers and fans each Christmas season.
Bowie released his 25th studio album, Blackstar, on Jan. 8 (his 69th birthday) through ISO/Columbia Records. It is aiming for a high debut on the forthcoming Billboard 200 chart dated Jan. 30.