(TheBlaze/AP) — David Bowie’s last album, “Blackstar,” has debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, Billboard announced Sunday.
“Blackstar” is the first chart-topper for the late musician.
Bowie released “Blackstar” on his 69th birthday – two days before losing a secret battle with cancer.
“Blackstar” has sold 174,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music. It’s the best sales week for Bowie since Nielsen began electronically tracking music purchases in 1991.
Bowie’s album unseated the previous No. 1 album, Adele’s “25,” which slipped to No. 2 after seven weeks on top.
The 2002 compilation “Best of Bowie” also climbed up the charts to No. 4 with 94,000 units sold. Ten of Bowie’s albums have landed on the Billboard 200 since his death, which measures sales and streams. The 1972 classic “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars” rose to No. 21.