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David Bowie Confirms His 25th Album 'Blackstar'

David Bowie performing in 2003.

David Bowie's 25th studio album is called Blackstar, and will be released Jan. 8, 2016 -- the eclectic star's 69th birthday. Bowie confirmed the album's release via his website Sunday (Oct. 25) following a widely circulated report in The Times (which Bowie's site calls "inaccurate...on the sound and content of the album").

David Bowie to Release New Album in Early 2016: Report

Blackstar's titular first single will be released Nov. 20, and contrary to the earlier report, is separate from Bowie's upcoming theater project Lazarus

Listen to a snippet of "Blackstar" (released earlier this month) below: