David Bowie Ties Elvis Presley Album Chart Record in the U.K.
David Bowie has tied a record set by Elvis Presley almost 40 years ago with 12 albums in the new U.K. top 40. Presley fans dashed out to buy The King’s records following his death in 1977 and Bowie’s devotees have done the same to honor the passing of the rocker earlier this month.
Three weeks after his death, Bowie’s final album Blackstar has scored a third week at the top of the charts, while Best of Bowie and Nothing Has Changed feature in the new top five, at three and five, respectively. Adele remains at two in the countdown with her own record-breaking release, 25, and Justin Bieber’s Purpose is at four. Meanwhile, Canadian stars Shawn Mendes and Bieber rule the top of the U.K. singles chart – Mendes’ breakthrough hit “Stitches” lands another week at the top, ahead of Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” Jonas Blue and Dakota’s dance version of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” hit debuts at three, and Bieber’s “Sorry” and Snakehips’ “All My Friends” round out the top five.