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Blackstar remains at number one as David Bowie continues to dominate album chart

Published 22/01/2016

David Bowie's Blackstar has topped the album chart for a second week
David Bowie's Blackstar has topped the album chart for a second week

David Bowie's takeover of the Official Albums Chart continues, with nine of his albums holding spots this week.

The late singer's latest release Blackstar is at number one for a second week, logging just over 81,000 combined sales, the Official Charts Company said.

Best Of Bowie, his 2002 retrospective, leaps from 18 to number three and his recent best of, 2014's Nothing Has Changed, gives the star his third Top 10 entry this week at number six.

Hunky Dory, released in 1971 and featuring Changes and Life On Mars, is up two places to number 12.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, the popular 1972 long player (LP) including Starman, is down two to number 19.

Sixth studio album Aladdin Sane, featuring The Jean Genie and released in 1973, falls to number 22.

Bowie's other entries in this week's Top 40 are: The Next Day which has climbed to number 24, Low at number 31 and Let's Dance, the co-production with Chic's Nile Rodgers, up seven to number 35.

Elsewhere on the Official Albums Chart, The Complete Greatest Hits by Eagles re-enters the Top 40 at number 29 following the death of founding member Glenn Frey.

In the Top 5, Adele's 25 climbs back up to number two.

Panic! At The Disco score their third Top 10 album with Death Of A Bachelor entering at number four.

Justin Bieber's Purpose is down one place at number five.

Following his performance on Graham Norton last week, Jack Savoretti's Written In Scars hits a new peak at number seven.

The collection has enjoyed a number of chart resurgences since its release in February last year. It enters the Top 10 for the first time today.

Over on the UK Singles Chart, Shawn Mendes has replaced Justin Bieber at number one with Stitches.

After a very close race with Bieber's Love Yourself all week - separated by 621 chart sales at the mid-week stage - Mendes finished just over 1,500 combined chart sales ahead of his fellow Canadian singer.

Stitches has enjoyed a slow but steady climb up the Official Chart since it entered the Top 100 in October last year.

However, Bieber remains the king of streaming with Love Yourself notching up 3.72 million plays this week against Mendes' 3.05 million.

Meanwhile, Bieber's previous single Sorry holds firm at number three.

The heartthrob's What Do You Mean remains at number four.

Rounding off this week's Top 5, 99 Souls jump four places to reach a new peak with The Girl Is Mine for its eighth week inside the Top 40.

Two tracks enter this week's Top 10 for the first time: London-based production duo Snakehips climb three places to number eight with their Tinashe and Chance The Rapper collaboration All My Friends, and Major Lazer featuring Nyla's Light It Up moves up to number 10.

Craig David & Big Narstie's When The Bassline Drops shifts three spots to a new high at number 12.

The 1975 land their highest charting song yet at 15 with The Sound, and Little Mix zoom 18 places to number 16 with their Jason Derulo duet Secret Love Song.

Further down, Kygo's Stay leaps to number 27, US rockers X Ambassadors earn their first UK Top 40 with Renegades at 38, and Swedish star Zara Larsson makes her solo Top 40 debut with Lush Life at 40.

Finally, Ellie Goulding's Army makes its Top 40 debut at number 35.

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