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Rock star David Bowie tops charts with first number one album in 20 years

David Bowie's new studio album The Next Day is his first material in nearly a decade. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

David Bowie has scored his first number one album in 20 years with a record that is also the fastest selling of the year so far.

The 66-year-old's new studio album The Next Day, his first new material in nearly a decade, is his first chart topper since 1983's Black Tie White Noise, the Official Charts Company said.

The single 'Where Are We Now?' features on Bowie's new album. Credit: www.davidbowie.com

The Next Day racked up 94,000 sales this week, beating Biffy Clyro's Opposites which sold 71,600 copies in its opening week in January.

Bowie outsold the second-highest new entry of the week by more than two to one: Bon Jovi's What About Now which is at number two. The US rockers now have two albums in the top 40, as their Greatest Hits shot up 26 places to number 31.

Watch below: Hollywood star Tilda Swinton features in Bowie's latest music video for the single 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' taken from the hit album 'The Next Day'.