David Bowie's music lands on TikTok as fans celebrate late star's 74th birthday

David Bowie's music lands on TikTok as fans celebrate late star's 74th birthday

01/08/2021

David Bowie fans across the globe are celebrating what would have been the star’s 74th birthday – and TikTok is no different.

An official Bowie account has been set up in the Changes singer’s memory, and his music is now available to use on the platform.

Kicking things off, the account shared a montage of the iconic musician, set to his song Let’s Dance.

The caption reads: ‘To celebrate David Bowie’s birthday, you can now find all your favourite Bowie songs on TikTok👨‍🎤.’

Another video shares a clip from Bowie’s music video for Space Oddity.

A Bowie-themed challenge, titled #TheStarman, will also launch on Sunday to commemorate the singer’s tragic death.

To celebrate David Bowie’s birthday, you can now find all your favourite Bowie songs on TikTok👨‍🎤#TheStarman #DavidBowie #Bowie #Music

Paul Hourican, Head of UK Music Operations at TikTok said: ‘We are truly honoured to welcome David Bowie and his music to TikTok.

‘He remains one of the most influential and acclaimed artists of all time and his music has defined multiple generations and cultural moments.

‘We know the excitement our community will find discovering his music and creating using the indisputable Bowie sound.’

Bowie tragically died on January 10, 2016, with the fifth anniversary of his death approaching.

Fans have continued to keep his memory alive, as has his family, including his widow, model Iman, and his son, Duncan Jones.

Duncan recently shared that he’d found the iconic scarf his father wore when he filmed his introduction to the Christmas film The Snowman.

Meanwhile, Iman opened up about her marriage with the star, explaining that she will never remarry.

‘David is in our hearts and minds on a daily basis, for all of us,’ she told Harper’s Bazaar. ‘You know, this was my true love.

‘My daughter once asked me if I would ever marry again and I said, “Never.”‘

She added: ‘He’s hiding in plain sight. His fans are still around, his music is still relevant. And on the day of his passing, I went on a hike and a bluebird flew in front of me. A bluebird, above all things.’

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