Jul 29, Jul 27, RIP Kansai Yamamoto. Jul 24, Bowie wins online pioneer 20 years ago tonight.
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He was a leading figure in the music industry and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at over million records worldwide, made him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications.
David Bowie (1947-2016)
The discography of English singer-songwriter David Bowie — consists of 27 studio albums including nine UK number-one albums , 11 live albums , 51 compilation albums including two UK number-one albums , nine extended plays EPs , singles including five UK number-one singles , and four soundtracks. Bowie also released 14 video albums and 72 music videos. Bowie released four more singles and his debut album, David Bowie , but the first success in the United Kingdom was with the single " Space Oddity ". The single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart after it was released five days before the Apollo 11 moon mission. Following the success of Ziggy Stardust , sales of Hunky Dory improved and it eventually peaked at number three in the UK in The success of Let's Dance revitalized Bowie's back catalogue: throughout the summer of , he had multiple albums on the UK Albums Chart. This peaked on 16 July that year, with ten entries — a figure bettered only by Elvis Presley. Bowie released a further seven studio albums, all of which have reached the top ten in the UK. Bowie released his final album, Blackstar on 8 January , his 69th birthday and two days before his death on 10 January.
David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning. No other details were provided. Bowie had been treated for cancer for the last 18 months, according to a statement on his social-media accounts. Bowie wrote songs, above all, about being an outsider: an alien, a misfit, a sexual adventurer, a faraway astronaut. He also captured the drama and longing of everyday life, enough to give him No. In concerts and videos, Mr. He set an example, and a challenge, for every arena spectacle in his wake. Bowie earned admiration and emulation across the musical spectrum — from rockers, balladeers, punks, hip-hop acts, creators of pop spectacles and even classical composers like Philip Glass, who based two symphonies on Mr. Yet throughout Mr.