CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis
Streaming Part 8 – Picking Up
It is hard to tell how much of the Reality to The Next Day increase is due to real improvement or due to the development of the streaming market. That market climbed so much from 2013 to 2016 though, plus the boost of his passing, the improvement seems real as most of those plays happened when The Next Day itself was a catalog record.
Logically, Blackstar pursued the increase even if we may have expected more.