On the Charts: 'La La Land' Surges After Golden Globe Wins
La La Land capitalized on its victorious trip to the Golden Globe Awards by landing its soundtrack at Number Two on the Billboard 200.
The La La Land soundtrack, which earned Best Original Song honors for “City of Stars” at the award show, jumped from Number 15 in its pre-Golden Globe week to second place on the strength of 42,000 copies, the majority of which were traditional album sales, Billboard reports.
For the third consecutive week, the Weeknd’s Starboy topped the Billboard 200, securing another 63,000 total copies. However, of that total, only 14,000 copies were from traditional album sales, and the rest streaming equivalent albums (or SEAs) or bulk-track purchases.
A pair of Lin-Manuel Miranda projects – the Moana soundtrack and the Hamilton Broadway cast recording – finished the week at Number Three and Number Six respectively. The Hamilton cast recording also officially went platinum this week as it sold over 1 million copies since its September 2015 release.
The Dropkick Murphys’ 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory was the lone new release to crack the Top 10 at Number Eight. Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic (Number Four), J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only (Five) and Drake’s Views (Seven) rounded out the Top 10.
The week’s unlikeliest Top 10 finisher was Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, which returned to the upper tier (at Number 10) thanks largely to a viral Facebook video that featured a father singing Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” to his young daughter. The viral video has been viewed 20 million times since it was uploaded in early January; Traveller sold 22,000 total copies to place tenth.
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