Adele Ends Bowie's Brief Reign At #1 On ARIA Charts

23 January 2016 | 6:00 pm | Staff Writer

Bowie continues at #1 in the UK

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Following his recent death, music icon David Bowie posthumously conquered a slew of charts the world over with Blackstar, picking up #1 in Australia last week, #1 in the US for the first time and 19 albums in the UK, including #1.

Expected to pick up #1 in Australia for the second straight week, Adele — who was knocked off a seven-week reign by Bowie — has surprisingly shot straight to the top again this week with her latest, 25.

However, Bowie this week managed 18 albums in the Top 100, more than last week's 17 titles. While Blackstar sat at #2, Bowie's other rankings include: Nothing Has Changed (#5); Best Of Bowie (#6); The Next Day (#22); Aladdin Sane (#33); The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (#44); "Heroes" (#48); Let's Dance (#51); The Best Of David Bowie 1969/1974 (#52); Scary Monsters (#54); Diamond Dogs (#66); Hunky Dory (#72); Outside (re-entering at #79); Hours… (re-entering at #85); Earthling (re-entering at #87); A Reality Tour (debuting at #91), Low (#95), Heathen (re-entering at #98). The four re-entries and debut replaced Bowie titles The Best Of David Bowie 1974/1979The Best Of David Bowie 1980/1987, Sound + Vision and Station To Station — which all left the chart this week.

Panic! At The Disco picked up the week's highest debut with Death Of A Bachelor at #3, followed by country boy band Brothers3 at #11 with Brothers Never Part, Daughter at #26 with Not To Disappear, Californian Christian group Jesus Culture at #36 with Let It Echo, Bluesfest act Elle King at #68 with Love Stuff, Sydney artist Luke O'Shea at #71 with Caught Up In The Dreaming and Eagles at #83 with Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975.

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Eagles have resurged back on the charts following guitarist Glenn Frey's passing this week also, with their highest re-entry on the Albums chart at #14 with The Complete Greatest Hits.

Over on the Singles chart, Justin Bieber holds strong with Love Yourself at #1, with the highest debut single #10 with Flume and Kai's Never Be Like You.