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David Bowie music soars on streaming services

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After news of David Bowie’s death broke early Monday morning, his music streams soared on Spotify and were up by 2,700 percent, the company confirmed to EW.

As of late Tuesday morning, the most popular songs on Bowie’s Spotify page are “Heroes” (with a whopping 21.4 million plays), “Let’s Dance,” “Under Pressure,” “Blackstar,” and “ ‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore.”

His music is similarly popular on iTunes: The just-released Blackstar is currently at No. 1 on the top 100 albums chart, and 28 of of his albums — live ones included — now occupy the same chart.

Blackstar debuted on Jan. 8, Bowie’s 69th birthday, and Billboard reported Tuesday that the collection was already heading for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. It would be his first No. 1 album.

According to the trade, Blackstar is on track to surpass 130,000 copies, which would bump Adele’s 25 from the top spot for the first time since its release in November.