David Bowie is the musician who sold the most vinyl in the 21st century

More than five years after his departure, David Bowie is still in the news. The English artist has been the most purchased during the 21st century in the vinyl category, according to Music Week reports.

During the 2000s, they purchased a total of 582,704 Bowie vinyls, which gives them first place in the ranking for that decade, while The Beatles hold second place, with 535,596 units. So far in the 2020s, the author of “Life on Mars” has sold 134,237 copies and the legendary band from Liverpool is close behind again, with 113,613 copies.

According to the report, which collects data from the top 10,000 vinyl sellers of 2021, Bowie ranked third last year with 53,181 copies sold, just behind the Fab Four (58,567) and Taylor Swift (56,917). . In addition, it was indicated that “Toy”, an album released on January 7 – one day before what would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday – was the best-selling of the week in physical formats with a significant volume of compact discs.

Similarly, as reported by the Top 10,000 Vinyl Sellers of 2021, the late idol was ranked third for that year (53,181), just behind the Fab Four.


David Bowie passed away on January 11, 2016, surrounded by his family, after a brave 18-month battle against cancer, according to El Mundo de EspaƱa published on that date.

David Bowie, also known as Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Tao Jones, Halloween Jack, John Merrick and Think White Duke, was actually called David Jones, and was born in Brixton, South London, in 1947, in a quite humble family. : His father, Heywood Jones, worked for a charity focused on children, Barnado’s, while his mother, Margaret Mary Jones, was a waitress, according to the El Mundo review.

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