Sales of 'Blackstar,' David Bowie's Final Album, Soar

January 12, 2016 12:55 PM

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Sales of 'Blackstar,' David Bowie's Final Album, Soar

Sales of David Bowie's last album — released two days before his death from cancer — soared on Monday along with downloads of his greatest hits, testimony to the powerful appeal of a pioneer in pop culture and the music business.

Streaming giant Spotify said streams of Bowie's music were up 2,700 percent on Monday, while the Official Charts Company in the U.K. said Bowie's "Blackstar" album was headed to the top spot on the charts with sales of 43,000 since its Friday release.

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