David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He chose Bowie after the Bowie knife because“it cuts both ways.” He was a leading figure in the music industry and has been considered by many to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. His career is marked by chaptered reinvention and visual presentation. During his lifetime, his record sales estimated at 140 million albums worldwide with ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold, and eight silver.
Blackstar the 25th and final studio album by Bowie, was released January 2016, coinciding with his 69th birthday. Two days after its release, Bowie died of liver cancer; his illness had not been known to the public until then. The album was met with critical acclaim and commercial success. It has sold over 1.9 million copies as of April 2017.
Blackstar album logo consisting of a grey-fill star and symbols below.
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