"Look out you rock 'n rollers"
Released today in America and Canada, among other places, The Next Day is straight in at #1 on the iTunes chart this morning.
Bowie is also on course for his first #1 album in nearly 20 years in the UK, according to this morning’s Official Charts Company sales data.
If The Next Day can maintain its lead going into the weekend, it will be Bowie’s ninth Number 1 album in the UK, his first since Black Tie White Noise, which topped the Official Albums Chart in April 1993.
The Next Day has also clocked up the biggest first day sale of any album this year (56,000 copies) and is currently outselling its closest competitor, Bon Jovi’s What About Now (Number 2) by nearly three to one.
Official Charts Company Managing Director, Martin Talbot, had this to say this morning:
Bowie is officially back! The Next Day is a true gift for all Bowie aficionados. It already sounds like a classic Bowie album – and its popularity this week is already showing that the great British public have taken it to their hearts.
Read more on this story on the Official Charts Company page.