Monday 17 December 2018

The Greatest Showman is the biggest album of 2018 so far

The movie was derided by some critics.

Hugh Jackman stars in The Greatest Showman (PA)
Hugh Jackman stars in The Greatest Showman (PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

The soundtrack for The Greatest Showman – a film panned by critics – has become the UK’s biggest album of 2018 so far.

The album, from the Hugh Jackman movie which defied criticism to become a hit, has spent 21 weeks at number one.

It has notched up 931,000 combined physical, digital download and streaming equivalent sales, the Official Charts Company said.

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Ed Sheeran’s Divide – last year’s biggest record – is second in the list.

George Ezra’s Staying At Tamara’s, Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut and US rapper Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys complete the top five.

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The Greatest Showman featured songs performed by Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron.

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