The Greatest Showman OST Tops The UK Charts For Its 11th Week
Written by Janeeta Matharu on 2 April 2018
The Greatest Showman has done it again! Not only has the film succeeded remarkably, and become a box office hit, it has now triumphed at the top of the UK album charts for 11 weeks. Currently, the most popular song from the Motion Picture Soundtrack is the hit song, ‘This Is Me’.
The album has sold around 465,000 copies on both vinyl and CD, according to the Official Charts Company. It has been available across all formats but has been seen to be the most popular buy on CD this year.
(Left to Right) Actors, Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman, in The Greatest Showman.
According to Music Week, the only other album to dominate the charts, for as long as this soundtrack, is Adele’s ’21’, which also succeeded at the top of the charts for 11 weeks straight back in 2011.
Fans have shown a great adoration for the movie, and many have seen the movie blockbuster numerous times. When the soundtrack reached number one, songwriters of the album, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul said they were “honoured and thrilled” by its popularity and success here in the UK.
The songwriters told the UK’s Official Charts Company that, “The universal themes of inclusion and acceptance are what inspired every song on the soundtrack, and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone involved,”.
The album’s success has even surpassed the likes of Ed Sheeran’s album, ‘Divide’, which topped the charts for nine weeks in 2017. The soundtrack for the film has now been claimed to be one of the longest reigning albums at number one here in the UK, as its success continues to grow each week.
Zac Efron and Zendaya star alongside each other in the musical blockbuster.
The Greatest Showman is an original musical that takes the viewer on a journey of the show business and how the characters within the story become a worldwide phenomenon from nothing.
The movie features stars, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams and many more. To find out more information on the movie click here, and to buy your copy of The Greatest Showman soundtrack, click here.