Well, and in many other countries too, but the earliest market where the late musician’s chart boost is being quantified is the UK.
Bowie’s latest album ‘Blackstar’ more than doubled its sales overnight on Monday, setting it on course to be the top-selling album of the week in the UK.
But another 13 of his albums are expected to re-enter the top 100 this week, while nine of his songs have reappeared in the top 100 singles chart, including three inside the top 40, according to the Official Charts Company.
Streaming is playing a role in all this: Spotify’s daily UK chart reveals nine Bowie tracks inside the top 20, notching up between 160k and 244k daily plays at the time of writing.
Spotify added that Bowie had four million monthly listeners on Spotify before his death, but when we checked this morning, that had more than doubled to 8.2m million.
Bowie is also getting a sales boost on iTunes: this morning, six of the top 20 songs on Apple’s download store were his, while Bowie albums accounted for 14 of the top 20 selling albums – including the top six slots in the latter chart.