David Bowie #1 In UK For 2013 With Indie Record Shops
As more of the numbers come through for sales of music from 2013, the UK’s indie record shops posted their information showing David Bowie’s “The Next Day” as the top album in sales for them.
The album was released in March of 2013. It has placed #1 for 2013 on the Official Record Store Chart Top 40. Other alternatives on the chart included Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Queens Of The Stone Age. Overall, the album placed 23 for all sales across all retailers in the UK for 2013. This was Bowie’s first UK #1 album in 20 years.
The album has also brought Bowie three Grammy nods including Best Rock Album, Best Recording Package and the single “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” is nominated for Best Rock Performance.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held January 26, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).