RIP, David Bowie, legend of modern music and culture.
David Bowie was a figure in popular music for over five decades. Considered by critics and musicians alike as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s, Bowie will be long remembered for his incredible talent.
David Bowie’s career was filled with reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation. His music and stagecraft are characterised as having a profound impact on popular music and musicians. Many artists cite Bowie as heavily influencing them or their music.
During his lifetime, Bowie sold an estimated 140 million records worldwide. In the UK, he was awarded 9 platinum album certifications, 11 gold and 8 silver. In the US, Bowie received 5 platinum and 7 gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.