The Greatest Showman soundtrack continues number one streak

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

The Greatest Showman soundtrack has extended its record as the longest-running number one album of the decade as it topped the charts again.

The musical movie’s cast recording has scored its 26th non-consecutive week at the top of the charts, pushing it further ahead of Adele’s 21, which had 23 weeks at number one, the Official Charts Company said.

The soundtrack, which includes vocals from Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron, was the biggest-selling album of 2018, and was the first number one album of 2019.

George Ezra has remained at number two with Staying At Tamara’s, ahead of the soundtrack for A Star Is Born, following Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s success at the Golden Globes at the weekend.

Gaga won in the best original song category for the track Shallow, which she wrote with fellow songwriters Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

George Ezra is at number two with Staying At Tamara’s (Matt Crossick/PA)

The soundtrack for Bohemian Rhapsody also enjoyed a chart boost following the Golden Globes, rising two places to number four this week.

Fleetwood Mac’s 50 Years – Don’t Stop collection is number five.

Over on the singles chart, US pop star Ava Max is at number one with her breakout single Sweet But Psycho for the third week running.

The song has been played 7.6 million times over the past seven days, which has seen her finish the week more than 27,000 combined sales ahead of her closest competitor, according to the Official Charts Company.

Ariana Grande is at number two with Thank U, Next and Nothing Breaks Like A Heart by Ronson and Miley Cyrus is at number three.

US rapper Post Malone is at number four and five with his tracks Wow and Sunflower respectively.