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Brit Awards to honour David Bowie's 'extraordinary life and work' with tribute

Published 12/01/2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the public gather outside the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to pay tribute to David Bowie on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the public gather outside the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to pay tribute to David Bowie on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Flowers and other momentos are left at the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A boy leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
A written note is seen amid flowers, candles and other mementos placed on the Hollywood Star of the late David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
People pay their respects at the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the public gather outside the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to pay tribute to David Bowie on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the public gather outside the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to pay tribute to David Bowie on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Flowers, candles and pictures sit at a memorial outside of the late musician and performer David Bowie's apartment that he shared with his wife on January 11, 2016 in New York City. A growing memorial sits outside of the residence in lower Manhattan following news that Bowie died over the weekend following 18 month battle with cancer. Bowie was 69 and had just released his 25th studio album, "Blackstar," to strong reviews on January 8. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
A man lights a candle during a wake outside British music legend David Bowie's former home in Berlin's Hauptstrasse 155 late on January 11, 2016. British music legend David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. / AFP / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
People pay their respects at the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman pays her respects at the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman grieves beside a wreath donated from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which was delivered to the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Candles, flowers and other momentos are placed on the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman grieves beside a wreath donated from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which was delivered to the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A fan puts flowers at a memorial outside of the residence of British music legend David Bowie in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A poster with David Bowie's face is seen at a memorial outside of the apartment building where he had a home in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A fan reacts at a memorial outside of the residence of British music legend David Bowie in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A fan reacts at a memorial outside of the residence of British music legend David Bowie in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A fan reacts at a memorial outside of the residence of British music legend David Bowie in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A poster is seen of British music legend David Bowie at a memorial outside of the residence in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A candle with David Bowie's face on it is seen at a memorial outside of the apartment building where he had a home in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Memorabilia and bouquets of flowers are left in honor of David Bowie outside his New York apartment, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Memorabilia and bouquets of flowers are left in honor of David Bowie outside his New York apartment, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People gather to listen to David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of public gather and lay flowers by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A man looks on as he pauses next to flowers laid by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of public gather and lay flowers by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A woman leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A boy looks up as members of the public gather and lay flowers by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A child lays a candle next to a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A woman looks on as she sits next to flowers laid by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Flowers are laid beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A man performs a David Bowie song on the mouth organ as people gather to celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A woman leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A man leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People gather to listen to David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the media and public gather by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People gather to listen to David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A woman dances to a David Bowie song as people celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: People pay tribute to the late musician and performer David Bowie at a memorial outside of the apartment he shared with his wife on January 11, 2016 in New York City. A growing memorial sits outside of the residence in lower Manhattan following news that Bowie died over the weekend following a year long battle with cancer. Bowie was 69 and had just released his 25th studio album, "Blackstar," to strong reviews on Friday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

David Bowie will be honoured with a tribute at next month's Brit Awards.

Brits chairman Max Lousada said the "extraordinary life and work" of the "visionary and ground-breaking" three-time award winner would be celebrated at the ceremony at London's O2 on February 24.

"David Bowie was one of the most important and influential songwriters and performers ever and, like so many fans around the world, we're devastated to hear of his loss.

"A visionary and ground-breaking pioneer, he has inspired generations of musicians and will continue to shape music for many years to come. Naturally, we wish to honour his extraordinary life and work at the forthcoming Brit Awards and pay a fitting tribute to one of our greatest icons," he said.

Bowie, who died of cancer on Sunday, was named Best British Male twice - in 1984 and 2014 - and received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music award in 1996.

His 2014 win made him the oldest recipient of a Brit in the show's history, but he was noticeably absent from the ceremony, sending Kate Moss in an original Ziggy Stardust outfit to accept the trophy on his behalf.

Bowie's death will also be marked by a memorial concert at New York's Carnegie Hall on March 31.

The concert, titled The Music of David Bowie, was already arranged before the star's death - but was originally intended as a tribute show.

The news comes as sales of his latest album doubled overnight and six more of his classic albums re-entered the album charts Top 40.

Blackstar looks certain to hold on to the number one spot on Friday with just under 90,000 combined sales since its release on January 8 - Bowie's 69th birthday.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the public gather outside the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to pay tribute to David Bowie on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the public gather outside the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to pay tribute to David Bowie on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Flowers and other momentos are left at the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A boy leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
A written note is seen amid flowers, candles and other mementos placed on the Hollywood Star of the late David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
People pay their respects at the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the public gather outside the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to pay tribute to David Bowie on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the public gather outside the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton to pay tribute to David Bowie on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Flowers, candles and pictures sit at a memorial outside of the late musician and performer David Bowie's apartment that he shared with his wife on January 11, 2016 in New York City. A growing memorial sits outside of the residence in lower Manhattan following news that Bowie died over the weekend following 18 month battle with cancer. Bowie was 69 and had just released his 25th studio album, "Blackstar," to strong reviews on January 8. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
A man lights a candle during a wake outside British music legend David Bowie's former home in Berlin's Hauptstrasse 155 late on January 11, 2016. British music legend David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. / AFP / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
People pay their respects at the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman pays her respects at the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman grieves beside a wreath donated from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which was delivered to the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Candles, flowers and other momentos are placed on the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman grieves beside a wreath donated from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which was delivered to the Hollywood Star of the late British musician David Bowie in Hollywood, California, on January 11, 2016. Bowie died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, prompting a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death was a shock with his death coming just two days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A fan puts flowers at a memorial outside of the residence of British music legend David Bowie in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A poster with David Bowie's face is seen at a memorial outside of the apartment building where he had a home in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A fan reacts at a memorial outside of the residence of British music legend David Bowie in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A fan reacts at a memorial outside of the residence of British music legend David Bowie in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A fan reacts at a memorial outside of the residence of British music legend David Bowie in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A poster is seen of British music legend David Bowie at a memorial outside of the residence in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A candle with David Bowie's face on it is seen at a memorial outside of the apartment building where he had a home in New York on January 11, 2016. Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a secret battle with cancer, unleashing a cascade of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of his time. A notoriously private person, Bowie's death in New York was a shock to the world with the announcement coming just three days after he released his 25th studio album "Blackstar", on his 69th birthday on January 8. "David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," said a statement posted January 11 on his official social media accounts. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Memorabilia and bouquets of flowers are left in honor of David Bowie outside his New York apartment, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Memorabilia and bouquets of flowers are left in honor of David Bowie outside his New York apartment, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People gather to listen to David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to sing and pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Ritzy cinema in south London to pay homage to British singer David Bowie following the announcement of Bowie's death on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFECHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of public gather and lay flowers by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A man looks on as he pauses next to flowers laid by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of public gather and lay flowers by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A woman leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A boy looks up as members of the public gather and lay flowers by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A child lays a candle next to a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A woman looks on as she sits next to flowers laid by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Flowers are laid beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A man performs a David Bowie song on the mouth organ as people gather to celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A woman leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A man leaves flowers beneath a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People gather to listen to David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People perform David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Members of the media and public gather by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: People gather to listen to David Bowie songs as they celebrate his life in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: A woman dances to a David Bowie song as people celebrate his life at a gathering in Brixton on January 11, 2016 in London, England. British music and fashion icon David Bowie died earlier today at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: People pay tribute to the late musician and performer David Bowie at a memorial outside of the apartment he shared with his wife on January 11, 2016 in New York City. A growing memorial sits outside of the residence in lower Manhattan following news that Bowie died over the weekend following a year long battle with cancer. Bowie was 69 and had just released his 25th studio album, "Blackstar," to strong reviews on Friday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Three retrospectives of his work and three original albums have all broken into the Top 40.

2014's Nothing Has Changed is on course to re-enter at number 7, his 1969/1974 Best Of (released in 1997) is at 13 and 2002's Best Of Bowie sits at 27.

His 1972 album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, currently rests at number 19, 1972's Hunky Dory is at 20, and 1973's Aladdin Sane sits at 32.

A further seven albums have landed in the Top 100, while in the singles charts, nine of his tracks have achieved the feat, leading with 1977's Heroes at 25.

Figures from global streaming service Spotify show there was a jump of 2,822% in Bowie songs played in the hours following the announcement that he had died from cancer.

Singer Tina Turner is the latest celebrity to pay tribute to Bowie, saying "a piece of my heart has broken".

"Not only was David a passionate supporter of my career but more importantly a very special person in my life. An icon. Irreplaceable loving friend. I am missing him greatly," she said.

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger were also among the artists who remembered him.

Sir Mick said: "David was always an inspiration to me and a true original."

Sir Paul referenced the part Bowie's music has played in British musical history, writing on his blog: " I'm proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world.

"His star will shine in the sky forever."

Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, who collaborated closely with Bowie, have paid tribute to the late musician.

In a statement, they said: "David Bowie was one of the band's earliest supporters and champions. He not only created the world that made it possible for our band to exist, he welcomed us into it with grace and warmth.

"We will take to the grave the moments we shared - talking, playing music and collaborating - as some of the most profound and memorable moments of our lives.

"A true artist even in his passing, the world is more bright and mysterious because of him, and we will continue to shout prayers into the atmosphere he created."

In 2005, Bowie joined Arcade Fire for a rendition of Wake Up, and again in 2013 he lent them backing vocals for their song Reflektor.

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