David Bowie. Photo: Reuters
David Bowie. Photo: Reuters

David Bowie’s final studio album, Blackstar, released on Jan. 8, 2016, coincided with the singer’s 69th birthday.

Two days later, the iconic English legend died of liver cancer, but his music has lived on.

During the 59th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night, Blackstar picked up all five wins for which it was nominated: best recording package, engineered album – non-classical, alternative music album, rock performance and rock song.

Released worldwide through ISO, RCA, Columbia, and Sony, Blackstar was reportedly recorded in secret between The Magic Shop and Human Worldwide Studios in New York City with Bowie’s longtime co-producer Tony Visconti and a group of local jazz musicians.

The album topped charts in a number of countries in the wake of the singer’s death, and became his only album to top the Billboard 200 in the United States.

Visconti described the album as Bowie’s swan song: a “parting gift” for his fans before his death.

–Staff and Wire Reports

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