Les Miserables soundtrack tops Billboard album chart
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The soundtrack to the big screen adaption of Broadway musical Les Miserables topped the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, edging out British folk rockers Mumford & Sons.
Les Miserables sold 92,000 albums in the week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan, a 32 percent decline from last week for the star-studded production featuring the singing of Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. It was the No. 2 album last week.
The soundtrack had the poorest showing for a No. 1 album since Christian hip-hop and pop artist TobyMac's Eye On It topped the chart in September with 69,000 in sales.
Mumford & Sons' Babel rose to the second spot from No. 8, finishing behind Les Mis by only a thousand albums sold. The British band's second album was boosted by a sale price and heavy promotion on the Apple iTunes Store.