“Les Miserables” Hits the Top of the Billboard Charts

lesmis-dream630-jpg_220136They dreamed a dream and you had to have it. Yes, the Les Miserables soundtrack outsold all the competition this week to become the first soundtrack album based on a musical to hit # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart since Mamma Mia in 2008. The soundtrack featuring surefire Oscar nominees Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman held off a charge from Mumford & Sons who flew back up to # 2 on a wave of special price sales at iTunes that also benefitted Philip Phillips, P!nk and Alicia Keys. Take a look at the new top ten below and head to Billboard here for more on the Les Mis soundtrack and its accomplishments this week.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Les Miserables soundtrack (last week~ 2)
2. Babel- Mumford & Sons (lw~8)
3. Red- Taylor Swift (lw~ 1)
4. The World from the Side of the Moon- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 11)
5. Take Me Home- One Direction (lw~ 3)
6. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (lw~ 4)
7. Pitch Perfect soundtrack (lw~ 10)
8. The Lumineers- The Lumineers (lw~ 9)
9. Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys (lw~ 18)
10. The Truth About Love- P!nk (lw~ 14)

Over on the Hot 100 Singles Chart, Bruno Mars makes it 5 weeks in a row at # 1 with “Locked Out of Heaven”. Mars could see some new competition for the top spot from Macklemore & Lewis as their rap hit “Thrift Shop” rockets into the top five. Also making news in the top ten is “Scream & Shout”, the new collaboration from Will.I.Am and Britney Spears which hits the top tier for the first time this week giving Spears her 13th top ten hit… Take a look at the new top ten below and head to Billboard for all the charts here.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 1)
2. “Diamonds”- Rihanna (lw~ 3)
3. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 2)
4. “Ho Hey”- The Lumineers (lw~ 4)
5. “Thrift Shop”- Macklemore & Lewis (lw~ 10)
6. “Home”- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 9)
7. “Beauty and a Beat”- Justin Bieber w/ Nicki Minaj (lw~ 5)
8. “Scream & Shout”- Will I Am w/ Britney Spears (lw~ 12)
9. “One More Night”- Maroon 5 (lw~8)
10. “I Cry”- Flo Rida (lw~ 11)

And here’s that brand new top ten hit for Britney Spears and Will I Am, “Scream & Shout”


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