( Billboard) David Bowie’s final book, “Blackstar, ” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 map, establishing the late music legend his first No. 1 album.
Bowie succumbed on Jan. 10 of cancer, two days after the publication of the album.
“Blackstar” was issued through ISO/ Columbia Records and deserved 181,000 equivalent album components in the U.S ., during the week ending Jan. 14, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 174,000 were in pure book marketings — Bowie’s biggest sales week for an album since Nielsen began electronically tracking point-of-sale music acquisitions in 1991.( His previous marketings high in that span of time came when his last-place album, 2013 ‘s “The Next Day, ” submitted with 85,000 sold under its first week .)