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“The Greatest Showman” Soundtrack Dominates US Sales Race, Will Take #1 On Billboard 200

The buzzy soundtrack improves to #1 on the US album charts.

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Making good on industry projections, “The Greatest Showman” won this week’s US album sales and consumption races.

According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, the buzzy soundtrack sold approximately 78,021 pure US copies during the December 29-January 4 tracking period.  The count convincingly ranks as the week’s best sales total.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, the soundtrack generated about 105,523 in overall consumption units.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits and BuzzAngle.  The discrepancies should not, however, affect the album’s chart positioning.

The pure sales figure will yield #1 on Top Album Sales, while the consumption figure will be enough for #1 on the Billboard 200.

This week’s pure sales leaders (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
The Greatest Showman (78,021 pure US sales)
Taylor Swift – reputation (23,788)
Ed Sheeran – Divide (22,993)
Eminem – Revival (21,010)
Imagine Dragons – Evolve (15,064)

This week’s total consumption leaders (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
The Greatest Showman (105,523 total US units)
Ed Sheeran – Divide (61,045)
Taylor Swift – reputation (49,706)
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (42,374)
Imagine Dragons – Evolve (42,218)

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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