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Les Miserables soundtrack tops Billboard album chart

Published on Jan 10, 2013 5:42 AM
 
Les Miserables starring Anne Hathaway. 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. -- PHOTO: UIP

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.

 
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