David Bowie's final album "Blackstar," released two days before his death, has shot to No. 1 on the British album chart.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10: David Bowie remembered on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

Ten of the 40 top-selling albums announced Friday are by Bowie, who died Sunday of cancer aged 69.

"Blackstar," whose lyrics ponder life and mortality, sold almost 150,000 copies in all formats, giving Bowie his 10th No. 1 album and knocking Adele's "25" off the top spot.

Also in the top 40 are Bowie compilation "Nothing Has Changed," in fifth spot; "The Best Of 1969/1974" at 11; "Hunky Dory" at 14; "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" at 17; and "Best of Bowie" at 18.

Bowie's albums "Aladdin Sane," "The Next Day," "Low" and "Diamond Dogs" are also in the top 40.

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