David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor)

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Legal name: David Robert Jones

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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music from the release of his first studio album in 1967 until his death, acclaimed by critics and fellow musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music, and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. "Space Oddity" became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of his single "Starman" and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity. In 1975, Bowie's style shifted radically towards a sound he characterised as "plastic soul", initially alienating many of his UK devotees but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single "Fame" and the album Young Americans. In 1976, Bowie starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, and released Station to Station. The following year, he further confounded musical expectations with the electronic-inflected album Low (1977), the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that would come to be known as the "Berlin Trilogy". "Heroes" (1977) and Lodger (1979) followed; each album reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.

After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes", its parent album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and "Under Pressure", a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached his commercial peak in 1983 with Let's Dance, with its title track topping both UK and US charts. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle. He also continued acting; his roles included Major Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006), among other film and television appearances and cameos. He stopped concert touring after 2004 and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day. He remained musically active until he died of liver cancer two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar (2016).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 The Songs Various Artists 1
2007 Our Definition of Eighties Various Artists 2 1
2007 The Very Best of Mick Jagger Mick Jagger 2
2007 Classic Hits Various Artists 1
2007 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten New Wave & Pop Songs aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2007 Housework Songs 2 Various Artists 1
2007 Now That’s What I Call the 80s Various Artists 1
2007 101 Number Ones Various Artists 1
2007 Solos, Sessions & Encores Stevie Ray Vaughan 1
2007 Top Gear: Seriously Cool Driving Music Various Artists 2
2007 101 Christmas Songs Various Artists 1
2007 101 Party Hits Various Artists 1
2007 Walk On By: Songs That Inspired Generations, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2007 80 Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
2007 80’s Collection - Sound & Vision Various Artists 1
2007 100 Hits Dancefloor Various Artists 4 1
2007 Absolute 70's Various Artists 1
2007 Bigger Better Power Ballads II Various Artists 1
2007 Classic Rock Box Various Artists 1
2007 Die größten SWR1 Filmhits aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2007 I Love Rock! Various Artists 1
2007 Mastermix Classic Cuts Presents: The Rock Box Various Artists 1
2007 Pump Up the Dance Various Artists 1
2007 Rocktober Various Artists 1
2007 Testament van de Sixties Various Artists 1
2007 The Absolute Best Christmas Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
2007 The Best Rock Ballads... Ever! Various Artists 1
2007 Totally Awesome 80s Mix Tape: 17 Hand-Picked Hits Various Artists 1
2007 V8 Supercars - No Special Effects: A Full Tank of Rock 3 Various Artists 1
2008 NOW TV Hits Various Artists 1
2008 Now That’s a Download: Eighties Various Artists 1
2008 Classic Rock Songs Various Artists 1
2008 Jim Beam: The Best of 40 Shots of Rock Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops: The 80s Various Artists 1
2008 NME Classics Various Artists 1
2008 Now That's What I Call the 80s Various Artists 1
2008 The Edge of the Eighties Various Artists 1
2008 101 Driving Songs Various Artists 1
2008 New Wave: The Platinum Collection Various Artists 1
2008 100 Seventies Classics Various Artists 2
2008 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Singer-Songwriter aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2008 Top Gear: Anthems 2008: Seriously Hot Driving Music Various Artists 1
2008 Absolute Rock Anthems Various Artists 1
2008 101 Summer Songs Various Artists 1
2008 Die Hit-Giganten: Film Hits Various Artists 2
2008 Die Hit-Giganten: Hot Hits Various Artists 1
2008 This Is… 1980 Various Artists 1
2008 This Is… 1981 Various Artists 1
2008 This Is… 1983 Various Artists 1
2008 The Edge of the Seventies Various Artists 1
2008 The Mix Tapes Various Artists 1
2008 Story Songs Various Artists 1
2008 100 Hits: Dance Mix Various Artists 1
2008 Jim Beam: 40 Shots of Rock Various Artists 1
2008 Re-Edits, Volumes One to Five Various Artists 1
2008 15 Greatest Hits Tina 1
2008 Die 70er: Alle Hits! Various Artists 1
2008 Now That’s What I Call Music! 25 Years Various Artists 1
2008 Top 100 Anni '80 Various Artists 5 1
2008 101 Power Ballads Various Artists 1
2008 Grange Hill: The Album Various Artists 1
2008 Most of the other remixes they have made for other people over the years that they did not include on the really good recent remix album with the white sleeve, some of these don’t sound as good as the other albums selection, but some are better, many of these are really hard to find and officially unreleased, and a few are not so difficult to track down now, we really love them all and think you will too, some they did for money and some they did for free or swaps, but always at their studio in Ghent. Soulwax 1
2008 Ö3 Greatest Christmas Hits Various Artists 4
2008 Jackie: The Album, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2008 Absolute Christmas 2009 Various Artists 2
2008 Wonderful Christmas Various Artists 1
2008 Top of the Pops: No. 1s 1964-1985 Various Artists 1
2008 Donna Top 5000 Various Artists 1
2008 Classic Rock Various Artists 1
2008 Fantastic 80s! The Complete Collection Various Artists 1
2008 100% Bittersweet Melodies Various Artists 1
2008 #1 Hits of the '80s Various Artists 1
2008 70s: Platinum Collection Various Artists 1
2008 80’s Giga Hits Collection Various Artists 1
2008 100 Trésors Cachés Volume 2: Chansons Rares & Indispensables Various Artists 1
2008 100% 80's Various Artists 1
2008 100% New Wave Various Artists 1
2008 101 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2008 1983 Class Reunion Various Artists 1
2008 Absolute 80's Various Artists 1
2008 Absolute: Rock Ballads Anthems Various Artists 1
2008 Alle Hits!: Die 80er Various Artists 1
2008 Antyradio, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2008 Follow Our Feed Various Artists 1
2008 Mastermix Professional: Decades Engineered for DJs Various Artists 1
2008 Now That's What I Call Classic Rock Various Artists 1
2008 Now That's What I Call The 80s Various Artists 1
2008 Obelisk Massive Attack 1
2008 Playlist: Electro Various Artists 1
2008 Seventies Power Ballads Various Artists 1
2008 Singer Various Artists 1
2008 Testament van de Seventies Various Artists 1
2008 The Best of Christmas Various Artists 1
2008 The Best of Rock: 50 Biggest Songs of History Various Artists 1
2008 The Xmas Pop Album Various Artists 1
2008 Veronica Top 1000 Allertijden: Editie 2008 Various Artists 1
2009 Ö3 Zeitreise 1980 Various Artists 1
2009 Ö3 Zeitreise 1983 Various Artists 1
2009 Ö3 Zeitreise 1985 Various Artists 1
2009 Ö3 Zeitreise 1986 Various Artists 1

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