If you're taking singing lessons in London at the moment why don't you suggest to your music teacher that you go over a few of David Bowie's songs in honour of the late rock legend, who died on Sunday aged 69.

You might want to buy his newest album, Blackstar, which according to the latest chart statistics is well on its way to becoming the singer's latest number one.

According to the Guardian, Blackstar was leading the way to becoming number one in the album charts on January 15th, with combined sales so far of 43,000. Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream is following behind in second place with 25,000 sales, Adele's 25 is currently at number three, Justin Bieber's Purpose is in position four and James Bay's Chaos and the Calm makes up the top five.

Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company, said earlier this week:

"Today is an awful day for all lovers of music. But we are expecting a huge surge for a wide range of Bowie albums in this week's official albums chart. Bowie made so many great albums, constantly reinventing himself, that everyone has their own favourites and fans are clearly reminding themselves of his massive contribution to popular music by buying these great, iconic works."

Bowie passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer, news that shocked many people all over the world, many of whom didn't even know that he was ill. What better way to pay tribute to the legend himself than by learning a few of his most popular songs? Which will you sing first?


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About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.