Bowie is back

Ninth UK Number 1 album?

ELLE is having a Bowie moment and we’re not the only ones.

With the landmark V&A exhibition opening this month, a stylish new video starring Tilda Swinton and today’s album release – the UK’s current Bowie obsession isn't about to lose momentum.

The Official Charts Company predict that Bowie’s 24th studio album The Next Day is on course to secure the British icon his first UK Number 1 album in 20 years.

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The Next Day racked up the biggest first day sales figures of any album this year (56,000 copies sold, and counting).

It’s a lead chart experts are confident the album will hold on to through the weekend when the Top 100 is revealed on Radio 1 on Sunday.

Have you got your copy and what do you think? Let us know @ELLEUK

Bowie by Numbers:

5 - Official Number 1 singles (Space Oddity, Ashes To Ashes, Under Pressure, Let’s Dance, and Dancing In The Street)

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8 - Official Number 1 albums

63 - Official Top 40 singles

839,000 - estimated sales of Bowie’s all-time biggest selling UK single: Let’s Dance

1.5 million - estimated sales of Bowie’s all-time biggest selling UK album: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

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