On this day in history (January 8, 2016), David Bowie released his 25th and final studio album titled Blackstar. The album coincided with Bowie’s 69th birthday. Blackstar was recorded in secret and sadly, Bowie died 2 days after it’s release due to liver cancer that he had kept secret from the public. Blackstar was David Bowie’s swan song recording for all of those who adored the legend.
Charts and Accolades
- Peaked at #1 in the UK Albums and the US Billboard 200 album chart
- #2 in Rolling Stones 50 Best Albums of 2016 (#1 in the readers poll)
- #24 in The Guardian’s 100 Best Albums of the 21st Century
- #1 in Q’s Top 50 Albums of 2016
- #2 in The New York Times Best Albums of 2016
- #1 in Newsweek’s Best Albums of 2016
- #6 in NME’s Top Albums of 2016
- Tis a Pity She Was A Whore
- Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
- Girl Loves Me
- Dollar Days
- I Can’t Give Everything Away
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