October 20, 2018

‘The Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack Repeats at No. 1


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The soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman,” starring Hugh Jackman, had the equivalent of 104,000 sales last week. Credit Niko Tavernise/Twentieth Century Fox

The soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman,” the P.T. Barnum biopic starring Hugh Jackman, is No. 1 on the Billboard album chart for a second week, with the equivalent of 104,000 sales in the United States, according to Nielsen.

The album, released by Atlantic, was helped by the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, where the film won the best original song award for “This Is Me.” It’s the first time a soundtrack has been No. 1 for two weeks in a year and a half, since “Suicide Squad” reached the top in August 2016.

In an otherwise sleepy week of music sales, Ed Sheeran’s “÷” holds at No. 2 on its 45th week out. One of last year’s biggest hits, the album was shut out of the major categories for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, scheduled for Jan. 28 — an omission that left much of the music industry scratching its collective head.

G-Eazy’s “The Beautiful Damned” is No. 3, and Bruno Mars’s “24K Magic” — a contender for multiple Grammys, including album of the year — rose 11 spots to No. 4, helped by a remix of its song “Finesse” featuring Cardi B.

Post Malone’s “Stoney” is in fifth place, and Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” is No. 6, the first time her album has fallen past the top three spots since it was released two months ago.

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Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/arts/music/greatest-showman-soundtrack-billboard-chart.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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