The interest and emotion surrounding the recent death of the great David Bowie continues to be reflected in the latest UK album chart listings. The late ‘Starman’ has every reason to be mentioned in the same glowing terms as Elvis Presley, after matching the American’s staggering record of 12 albums in the UK top 40 charts.

“Blackstar” remains at the top

Bowie’s last album release during his stellar musical career retained its top spot in the charts for the third consecutive week – keeping Adele’s “25” back in second spot - as fans old and new look for inspiration and meaning from the tracks on “Blackstar”.

Emulates Michael Jackson feat

Joining that clearly poignant part of the Bowie musical experience were four further albums by the rock star in the top ten. That notable achievement emulates another former pop icon of recent times, with only Michael Jackson having also scored five albums in the top ten in Official Chart history.

Besides “Blackstar” (number one), Bowie’s current top ten chart successes include “Best of Bowie” (three) and “Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of” (five). “Hunky Dory” (nine) and “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust” (ten) complete the list of albums attracting most interest.

Extensive back catalogue

With so much musical output to choose from including 27 studio albums and nine live albums, not to mention the numerous compilation albums and well over one hundred singles releases, Bowie’s extensive back catalogue is certainly worth exploring.

Early material proving popular

Fans seem to be taking the opportunity to remind themselves of some of his earlier creations. “Hunky Dory” was originally released in 1971, while “Aladdin Sane” from 1973 and “Diamond Dogs” (1974) also featured in the recent top thirty.

Bowie’s will details

Bowie is believed to have left around $100 million (£70 million) in his will.

The singer who died from liver cancer aged 69 on 10th January, left half of his estate to his wife Iman whom he married in 1992. The model and actress will also get the home they shared in New York, leaving the rest of the estate to be shared between Bowie’s two children – son Duncan Jones and daughter Alexandria.

It was also revealed that Bowie had requested a Buddhist ritual be followed for the scattering of his ashes, with the idyllic resort of Bali being the designated location. The death certificate suggested that he was cremated in New Jersey a few days after his death.