(Australian Associated Press)
Adele and Justin Beiber have had to take a back seat to iconic UK singer David Bowie, who currently has eight of the top 10 albums on the Australian iTunes albums download chart.
Bowie’s latest album Blackstar, released two days before he died, is No.1 while fans have rushed to download several versions of his greatest hits albums.
The surge for Bowie’s music following his death on Monday night (AEDT) has seen Adele’s hit album 25 squeezed to No.5 and Beiber’s latest offering Purpose pushed down to No.9.
Sitting right behind Blackstar is one of the three versions of Nothing Has Changed, a compilation album which was released in 2014 and features Bowie’s biggest tunes.
The version with re-mastered songs sits at No.2, the `single disc’ edition is fourth while the Deluxe Edition version is eighth.
Besides dominating the iTunes charts, there’s also been a massive surge on Spotify.
A Spotify spokesman says there has been a 2700 per cent increase in the streaming of Bowie tunes with Under Pressure, his collaboration with Queen, the most listened to song.
It’s followed by Space Oddity, Let’s Dance, Life on Mars and Heroes.
ITUNES AUSTRALIA ALBUMS DOWNLOAD CHART
2. Nothing Has Changed – The Best of David Bowie (includes remastered versions)
3. The Best of David Bowie 1969-74
4. Nothing Has Changed – The Best Of David Bowie
5. 25 – Adele
6. The Best of David Bowie 1980-87
7. The Best of David Bowie 1974-79
8. Nothing Has Changed – The Best of David Bowie Deluxe Edition
9. Purpose – Justin Beiber
10. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust