Fans are paying tribute to David Bowie with their wallets, sending the late icon’s new album to the top of the iTunes albums chart and near that same milestone on Amazon.
Following word of Bowie’s death, his album Blackstar — released days ago on his 69th birthday — skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s constantly updated chart, with his Best of Bowie collection at No. 2. The rest of the top ten currently includes his classics The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (No. 4) and Hunky Dory (No. 7). Other key albums currently charting include Let’s Dance (No. 16), Nothing Has Changed (No. 18), Young Americans (No. 19), Aladdin Sane (No. 21), Heroes (No. 22) and Low (No. 23).?
At Amazon, only Adele’s 25 is keeping Blackstar from the top spot. Best of Bowie (No. 4) and Ziggy Stardust (No. 13) are also in the top 20. On Google Play’s top albums chart (which does not update with the same kind of frequency as the iTunes Store) Blackstar is currently listed at No. 11.
As previously reported, Blackstar is poised to hit No. 1 on the U.K. album chart later this week.