International Charts Analysis: David Bowie impacts worldwide charts

David Bowie's death – announced on Monday, just three days after his 69th birthday, had a major impact on the charts, at least in countries where one has been compiled since that time.

His 28th studio album, Blackstar, which was released on his birthday, would likely have topped the chart in several territories anyway - his last album did, after all - and is now confirmed as debuting at No.1 in Belgium (both Flanders and Wallonia), Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, ...

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