David Bowie Lands UK Number One Record After 20 Year Drought

Album art for "The Next Day."

Well, the fact that his latest record has landed at the top stop isn’t as much of a surprise as how long he had been away from there but anyways, David Bowie has earned his first UK number 1 album in 20 years.

The Official Charts Company reports Bowie’ s “The Next Day” also becomes the fastest selling UK album of 2013 to date.

David’s new album, his first new material in nearly a decade, is his first chart topper since 1993’s “Black Tie White Noise,” and has this week notched up sales of over 94,000 copies to claim the title of the fastest selling album of the year so far. The title was previously held by Biffy Clyro’s “Opposites,” which sold 71,600 copies during its opening week back in January.

Bowie outsells the second highest new entry of the week – Bon Jovi’s “What About Now” at number 2 - by more than two copies to one.

The music legend recently released a video for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” the second single from the album; the clip features actress Tilda Swinton and Bowie as a nice, middle-aged couple.

The tune follows the January release of the project’s lead single, “Where Are We Now?”

“The Next Day” is available in a variety of editions, including:

* 14-track standard download and CD

* 17-track deluxe download and CD (includes 3 bonus tracks)

* 17-track double vinyl album (includes 3 bonus tracks)

* 18-track Blu-Spec CD2 in Japan only (includes 4 bonus tracks)

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