DAVID BOWIE -- soon to start work on a new album for release in 1999 -- made an impressive showing in a major poll in the U.K., "The Virgin Top 1,000 Albums Of All Time." The results of this newly published poll--based on 200,000 votes cast in pop polls over the past 30 years--found BOWIE and the Beatles as the only artists in the Top 20 with more than one album. BOWIE is also the only solo artist in the Top 20 with more than one entry, for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars (#11) and Hunky Dory (#16). In addition, BOWIE is also the highest ranking solo artist on the chart (with Ziggy at #11). Meanwhile, BOWIE continues to make his presence on music and pop culture with his new music. His video for "I'm Afraid of Americans"--a track from his Earthling album that was reconstructed by Nine Inch Nails for his remix EP, "I'm Afraid of Americans"--has received two nominations: "Best Male Video" by MTV and "Best International Video" by Canada's Much Music (the only category in which a non-Canadian can be nominated), where the video is competing against LL Cool J's "Phenomenon," Madonna's "Ray of Light," The Smashing Pumpkins' "Ava Adore" and The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony."