by Ann Lee / Metro
17th March 2013
David Bowie’s The Next Day has become the singer’s first number one in 20 years – and the fastest selling album of the year.
The singer’s comeback LP sold over 94,000 copies in its first week and became Bowie’s first number one album since 1983’s Black Tie White Noise.
The Next Day beat Biffy Clyro’s Opposites as the fastest selling album of 2013.
It outsold its closest rival, Bon Jovi’s What About Now, by more than two copies to one.
Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events drops one place to number three, while last week’s number one Bastille falls three to four with Bad Blood.
Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox rounds out the top five.
Other new entries include Hurts with Exile at nine, John Grant at 16 with Pale Green Ghosts and the soundtrack to Dave Grohl’s new film, Sound City, at number 19.
Indie rockers Stornoway enter the chart at 26 with Tales From Terra Firma.
Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake’s Mirrrors remains at number one in the singles chart with One Direction’s Comic Relief single One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) in second place.
P!nk featuring Nate Ruess’s Just Give Me A Reason is at number three with Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man at four, and Bastille at five with Pompeii.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Boomerang enters the chart at number six.