David Bowie Scores UK No. 1; Listen to CBC Music's Bowie Stream
March 18, 2013By Leah Collins
When David Bowie's album The Next Day arrived in stores last Tuesday, it marked his first new album in 10 years. But the rock legend's absence from the top of the charts has been even longer.
That drought ends now.
Bowie is No. 1 in the UK for the first time in 20 years, Billboard reports. And as an extra-special bonus, The Next Day is also the fastest-selling UK record of 2013 so far, moving some 94,000 copies in a single week.
For Bowie Kids that's wonderful news - though it's not the only win for dyed-in-the-wool-onesie fans.
See, it's a wool onesie. This one, designed for Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character by Kansai Yamamoto, is on display at London's Victoria and Albert museum. --Getty Images
Earlier this month, for instance, Bowie's wife, the supermodel Iman, told a magazine reporter that the 66-year-old will be touring The Next Day, contrary to previous reports.
And one more boon for Bowie fans: CBC Music is featuring a very special all Bowie all the time radio station, curated by the Mother Corp's most vocal Bowie fan, Jian Ghomeshi of Q.
Classics from Bowie's first No. 1 album, 1973's Aladdin Sane, are mixed in with cuts from every era of Bowie - the Berlin trilogy to his "Laughing Gnome" days. Plus, brand new tracks from The Next Day enter the rotation every hour. Listen for singles "Where Are We Now?" and "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," but one word of warning:
Ziggy Stardust said "we've got Five Years," but CBC Music's all Bowie stream will be gone much sooner. The 24/7 radio station expires Tuesday, March 19, so listen while you can.