While we are all still coming to terms with the passing of the Starman, David Bowie, his latest record released just days before his death is on a trajectory to reach No. 1 across the worldwide charts. Blackstar came out on January 8th, the late artist’s 69th birthday, and took on new meaning when the world learnt of his passing from an eighteen-month battle with cancer. The record featured single Lazarus, accompanied by an unsettling and heartwrenching video.
According to industry forecasters, the album is on track to reach the number of required sales to knock Adele‘s 25 from the top spot in the USA, which will be his first chart topper in the States. He is also headed to nab the #1 spot in the UK, which will be his tenth chart topper in his homeland.
Tributes have been flowing in for the legendary icon over the last two days, including videos from space, touching words from Brian Eno, and many many more. While the sadness will take much longer to fade, many fans and contemporaries have found solace in the final offering that he left behind, and are savouring getting to know the final piece of his legacy.