David Bowie's 'The Next Day' tops UK album chart

London, March 18 (ANI): David Bowie's new studio album 'The Next Day' has topped this week's UK album chart, giving him his first number one album in 20 years.

The album also made a record as the fastest selling of the year so far, the Telegraph reported.

It is his first chart topper since 1993's Black Tie White Noise, the Official Charts Company said.

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

The 66-year-old 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.

Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events came down to number three, while last week's chart toppers Bastille fell three places to number four with Bad Blood.

Bruno Mars's Unorthodox Jukebox rounded off this week's top five.

In the singles chart, Justin Timberlake denied mid-week leader Nicole Scherzinger a second UK number one by claiming a third week at the top with Mirrors.

According to Official Charts Company sales records, the biggest-selling Comic Relief single is still Tony Christie and Peter Kay's Is This The Way To Amarillo which was at number one for seven weeks in 2005 and has sold 1.24 million copies. (ANI)