David Bowie earns first No.1 album in 20 years

David BowieDavid Bowie has scored his first UK number one album in 20 years with The Next Day.

The rock icon landed at the top of the chart with his first studio LP since 2003’s Reality, and his first chart-topper since 1993’s Black Tie White Noise.

It shifted over 94,000 copies to become the fastest-selling album of the year so far.

Bon Jovi settle for number two with their latest album What About Now, having been outsold by more than two copies to one. Their Greatest Hits collection also climbs 26 places to 31.

Emeli Sandé falls just one place to three with Our Version of Events, while Bastille drop three spots to four with Bad Blood. Bruno Mars falls one to complete the top five with Unorthodox Jukebox.

Former Czars singer John Grant enters at 16 with his highest-charting solo album Pale Green Ghosts.

Dave Grohl’s soundtrack to his Sound City movie Real To Reel is a new entry at 19.

Oxford band Stornoway earn a Top 40 placing with Tales from Terra Firma at 26. Tim McGraw lands just outside the top 40 at 43 with Two Lanes of Freedom.

Source: Official Charts Company