On Sunday night, the P.T. Barnum biopic “The Greatest Showman” won a Golden Globe for best original song. On Monday, the soundtrack hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
“The Greatest Showman” (Atlantic), which has been climbing the album chart steadily for the past month, reaches No. 1 this week with the equivalent of 106,000 copies sold in the United States, according to Nielsen; of those, 78,000 were sales of the complete album. It is the first soundtrack to top the chart in almost a year, since “Fifty Shades Darker” last February.
The “Greatest Showman” album features songs written by the team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “La La Land”), performed by a cast including Hugh Jackman and Keala Settle, who sings the Golden Globe-winning song “This Is Me.”
Also this week, Ed Sheeran’s “÷” holds at No. 2, and Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” fell two spots to No. 3. G-Eazy’s “The Beautiful & Damned” is in fourth place, and Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” rose four spots to No. 5 in its 38th week on the chart.