Bowie died on Jan. 10 of cancer, two days after releasing his latest album, Blackstar.
The new album totaled 174,000 of Bowie’s sales in newest tracking week -- his largest sales week for an album since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. It debuted at No. 1 on a host of Billboard charts, including Top Album Sales and the Billboard 200.
Naturally, Blackstar amounted to significant portion of Bowie’s sales for the week -- however, even without the set, his catalog of earlier albums still saw a huge lift: 3,616 percent.
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His largest selling albums, after Blackstar, were: Best of Bowie (51,000; up 6,698 percent), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (13,000; up 3,117 percent), Hunky Dory (7,000; up 4,445 percent), Nothing Has Changed (6,000; up 2,641 percent) and Let’s Dance (4,000; up 4,911 percent).