'Blackstar' sales soar after Bowie's death

January 14, 2016 10:03 PM

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'Blackstar' sales soar after Bowie's death

Since news of the rock icon's death broke late Sunday night, sales of his final album, Blackstar, have skyrocketed. On Monday alone, Blackstar sold 64,000 copies — an increase of 893% compared to its first three days of release, according to Nielsen Music.

So far, Blackstar has sold more than 120,000 copies since Friday (Bowie's 69th birthday), about 70% of which (85,000) were digital sales. It's on track to become Bowie's first No. 1 album in the USA, pushing Adele's long-reigning 25 from its perch atop the Billboard 200 album chart.

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