” Blackstar “, the latest album by David Bowie. – Veronika Simkova / AP / SIPA

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David died Bowie on Sunday strengthened the mood for his work. In France as in the UK, the British singer has dominated this week’s sales records with his latest album, Blackstar , published only on January 8.

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In the ranking of news in France, this latest installment dislodged Adele and his 25 of first place, according to the ranking published Friday by the union of producers (SNEP). The last studio album “Thin White Duke” has sold 66,697 copies, says the specialized site Purecharts. The 50,000 copies set up the day of the release were “almost all parties earlier this week,” the announcement of the death of the singer, told AFP his record label, Columbia. Some 60,000 additional copies have since been transported in stores, according to staff.

The old Bowie albums also experienced a new youth. No less than 17 of his albums appear in the Top 100 of “back catalog” (identifying classification of albums over two years), the Live Reality Tour (6th), the album The Next Day (9th) and The Rise and the Fall of Ziggy Stardust (22nd). France requires, this list of old albums is dominated by three discs of Michel Delpech, also disappeared early this year.

In his home country, David Bowie a made even stronger by placing 19 albums in the Top 100 of the UK charts in the week following his death, beginning with Blackstar, over 150,000 copies were sold in a week.

Behind Blackstar , compilation of his songs Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of ranks No. 5 sales, followed by the Best Of 1969/1974 (11th ) and Hunky Dory (14th). Five singles also included in the Top 40 starting with Heroes (12) who had never done better than 24th on its release in 1977.