Saturday, June 15, 2024

Bowie Sales Frenzy as Death Sends 4 Singles into iTunes Top 10, 6 to Top 10 Amazon Albums


David Bowie’s death has sparked a sales frenzy on his albums and singles.

Four of the singles– Space Oddity, Changes, Let’s Dance, and Under Pressure (with Queen) take up spots on the iTunes singles charts.

But it’s amazon where things are really crazy. On their digital chart, Bowie has four of the top five albums. (Adele is the exception.) Twelve of the albums from number 6 to 20 on the digital chart are his.

On the amazon chart for CDs and vinyl, Bowie has 9 of the top 20 spots. He has seven more from number 21 to 30.

It’s a lovely tribute to a great artist.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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