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|ELVIS & BOWIE STILL DOMINATE UK ALBUM CHARTS
April 06, 2016 - By Kerri-Ann Roper for the Mirror / Elvis Express Radio
Adele and Justin Bieber are riding high but still haven't caught up Elvis and Bowie.
David Bowie has dominated the album charts for the first quarter of 2016. Three of his works feature in the top 10 chart of the best selling albums so far this year.
In addition, Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream the former Number One album, currently sits securely in the top 10 at seventh position with sales of more than ONE MILLION,
meaning four of the albums in the top 10 belong to posthumous musicians.
Bowie’s Blackstar album takes second place on the album chart with 345,000 combined sales, according to the Official Charts Company’s quarterly figures.
The Ziggy Stardust singer released the album just weeks before he died of cancer in January.
Two of his other albums - 2002’s Best Of Bowie and 2014’s Nothing Has Changed (The Very Best of Bowie) - are at positions number four and 10 respectively.
Adele is at number one with her hit album, 25, which has notched up combined sales of 406,000 this year.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber claims third position with his album, Purpose.
While it may not have topped the album chart, it is the most streamed album of 2016 so far.
Danish band Lukas Graham are leading the way on the singles chart. Their song 7 Years boasts combined chart sales of 857,000.
Bieber’s hit song Love Yourself, whose number one run on the charts was knocked off briefly by the NHS Choir at Christmas, is in second position on the singles chart. It is also the
most-streamed song of the year so far with more than 40 million plays.
His fellow Canadian, Shawn Mendes, is third on the chart with his song Stitches.
Numbers calculated by the Official Charts Company are based on physical, digital and streaming equivalent sales.