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Bowie tops the NZ Top40 Music Charts

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David Robert Jones aka David Bowie has posthumously gained his 6th NZ #1 album, 5 days since his passing on 10 January, for Blackstar. This is the fastest any act has made the top of the NZ chart after the artist has died. New Zealand is the first country in the world where the album has reached #1 and it is predicted to hit #1 in the UK, US and Australia too.

David Bowie now holds six #1 albums. He now jointly holds the record for the artist with greatest number of charting albums here, tied with Sir Elton John on 35.

11 David Bowie albums debut or re-enter this week’s Top 40 albums:

#1 Blackstar - NEW

#4 Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of David Bowie Re-entry (former peak of #34 in 2014)

#6 The Best Of Bowie Re-entry (former peak of #6 in 2002)

#14 The Best Of Bowie 1969-1974 Re-entry (former peak of #17 in 1997)

#16 The Best Of Bowie 1980-1987 NEW (originally issued in 2007)

#20 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars NEW (originally issued in 1972)

#22 Let’s Dance Re-entry (former peak of #1 in 1983)

#30 Hunky Dory NEW (originally issues in 1971)

#31 The Next Day Re-entry (former peak of #1 in 2013)

#37 Station To Station Re-entry (former peak of #9 in 1976)

#38 The Best Of Bowie 1974-1979 NEW (originally issued in 1998)

Lazarus from the new album Blackstar arrives in the Heatseekers list.

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