David Bowie’s “Blackstar” turns 4 Years Old January 8, 2020. The twenty-fifth and final studio album by English musician the release coinciding with his 69th birthday. Released worldwide through ISO/Columbia in 2016. Two days after its release, David of liver cancer, his illness had not been revealed to the public until then. Co-producer Tony Visconti described the album as Bowie’s intended swan song and a “parting gift” for his fans before his death. The first pressing CD was housed in a special 6 panel digipak design with 16 page color booklet and special varnish. A special die-cut vinyl LP package was available with a Limited Edition Clear Vinyl that sold-out quickly in pre-order. The album remained at the number-one position in the UK charts for three weeks and was the 5th best selling album of the entire year, worldwide having sold more than having sold more than 2,000,000 and received Gold and Platinum certifications in the U.S and the U.K., respectively. At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the album won all five nominated categories, the album was also awarded the British Album of the Year at in 2017.