The singer's first release in over a decade - released on the 66-year-old's birthday yesterday (January 8) - landed at the top of the UK iTunes chart shortly after its debut.
A spokesperson has now issued a statement on behalf of Bowie, expressing the musician's delight at the positive reaction.
Posted on Bowie's official website, the message reads: "The response... has been incredible and what nicer way to wish David Bowie a Happy Birthday than with all the positive responses on TV, radio, newspaper and social media sites.
"The reaction from iTunes users has also been remarkable with... the single, Where Are We Now?, currently at #1 on the UK iTunes site."
Bowie's new album The Next Day is scheduled for release in March.
Watch the video for 'Where Are We Now?" below:
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