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  • 18 March 2013, 1:53

David Bowie Tops Charts With New Album

David Bowie has scored his first number one album in 20 years with a record that is also the fastest selling of the year so far.

The singer's new studio album, The Next Day, his first new material in nearly a decade, is his first chart-topper since 1983's Black Tie White Noise, the Official Charts Company said.

The Next Day racked up 94,000 sales this week, beating Biffy Clyro's Opposites which sold 71,600 copies in its opening week in January.

Back in January, Bowie surprised his fans by releasing a single out of the blue - his first for ten years - on his 66th birthday.

And on Sunday, it was revealed his album outsold the second-highest new entry of the week by more than two to one: Bon Jovi's What About Now, which is at number two.

Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events slipped one place to number three, while last week's number one Bastille fell three places to four with Bad Blood.

In the singles chart, Justin Timberlake denied mid-week leader Nicole Scherzinger a second UK number one by claiming a third week at the top with Mirrors.

One Direction's Comic Relief single One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) is up four places to number two.

According to Official Charts Company sales records, the biggest-selling Comic Relief single is still Tony Christie and Peter Kay's Is This The Way To Amarillo which was at number one for seven weeks in 2005 and has sold 1.24 million copies.

 

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