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Could the Les Misérables Soundtrack Unseat Taylor Swift for Billboard’s Number One Spot?

Could the Les Misérables Soundtrack Unseat Taylor Swift for Billboard’s Number One Spot?
'Les Misérables' hits the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Taylor Swift is queen of the charts—her album Red remains number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for the seventh week in a row—but right behind Ms. Swift is a group of A-list movie stars singing their woes. The quickly rising Les Misérables movie soundtrack slid into the number 2 spot this week with 136,000 albums sold, according to Billboard.com.

The Les Misérables film soundtrack jumped from number 33 to number 2 with a spectacular 218% sales gain (released on December 21, the album was only available for four days of its debut week). The last movie musical soundtrack to reach the top two spots of the chart was 2009's Hannah Montana: The Movie, and the last Broadway-musical-turned-film was 2008’s Mamma Mia! The album has also frequently topped the iTunes music charts since its release. 

Featuring songs from the Golden Globe-nominated picture, the Les Miz soundtrack includes Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne as well as Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. The musical features songs including “A Heart Full of Love,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” “In My Life” and of course, “I Dreamed a Dream.”

Check out all the stars of the film performing the epic anthem “One Day More” below!
 

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