David Bowie Dominates Best Selling Albums Of 2016 So Far

6 April 2016, 11:00 | Updated: 6 April 2016, 18:07

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The late British icon features six times in the Top 40 best selling albums of the year.

The Official Charts Company have released a list of the biggest-selling albums of 2016 so far and David Bowie has ruled the roost.

Future Glasto headliner Adele has scored the highest-selling album thus far, with her 25 album racking up a whopping 406,000 of "combined sales" to top the list.

However, David Bowie - who passed away at the beginning of this year - has dominated the list with six albums in the Top 40.

The late icon's Blackstar album came in at second place with 345,000 combined sales, while two retrospectives, Best Of Bowie and Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of, feature in the Top 10. 

The Heroes star's seminal albums Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane also chart at numbers 22, 24 and 38 respectively. 

Other than Bowie and Adele, Sia is the only artist to have two albums in the chart with This Is Acting and 1000 Forms Of Fear. 

All sales are based on physical, digital and streaming equivalent sales.

See the Top 10 highest-selling albums of 2016 so far:
1. Adele - 25
2. David Bowie - Blackstar
3. Justin Bieber - Purpose
4. David Bowie - Best Of Bowie
5. Jess Glynne - I Cry When I Laugh
6. Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams
7. Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
8. James Bay - Chaos And The Calm
9. Little Mix - Get Weird
10. David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of

See the full Top 40 at officialcharts.com.

David Bowie released what was to become his final album on 8 January 2016 - to coincide with his 69th Birthday. The Sound and Vision singer lost his private battle with cancer just two days later. 

Meanwhile, two tribute concerts took place for Bowie last weekend at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Hall.

Blondie, Toni Visconti, Mumford & Sons and R.E.M's Michael Stipe were among those paying tribute to the star by performing his biggest hits.

Watch Michael Stipe's interpretation of Ashes to Ashes below:


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