DAVID BOWIE'S new album Blackstar features rocketed into top of the maps after news of his shock demise.
The singer, just who passed on this morning after dropping their 18-month struggle with cancer, circulated their 27th studio album on Friday to coincide with his 69th birthday.
The record album had currently taken an early lead, however it now has combined sales in excess of 43, 000, which very nearly ensures a number one as soon as the charts tend to be announced on Friday, based on the certified Charts business.
Blackstar, which will be 25, 000 in front of his nearest competition, Elvis Presley, will be Bowie's 10th chart-topping record album if it promises the number one spot.
Certified Charts business leader Martin Talbot stated: "Today is a terrible day for all enthusiasts of songs. Therefore the undeniable fact that David Bowie's brand-new record album Blackstar ended up being on course for no. 1 this week, even before these days's awful news, states everything about his continuing relevance - over 40 years since their first hit records.
It was revealed by long-term collaborator Paul Visconti that record album was Bowie's "parting gift" toward world while he lost his struggle with disease.
The musician posted on Facebook following sad news: "He always performed what he desired to do. And then he desired to do so their means and then he desired to do so the most effective way. Their demise ended up being no distinct from his life - a work of Art.
"He made Blackstar for people, his parting present. We understood for annually this is the way in which it could be. I becamen't, however, prepared for this. He was an exceptional man, filled with love and life. He will continually be around. For now, its appropriate to cry."