2018’s top-selling soundtracks were recently announced and movies dominated the music scene.
According to BuzzAngle Music, the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman topped the charts. The Hugh Jackman musical featured memorable songs such as “This Is Me” and “Rewrite the Stars”, culminating in 1.3 million albums sold.
The soundtrack was followed by a soundtrack of one of 2018’s top films — A Star Is Born. No doubt that Shallow, performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper aided in the sale of 525,000 units.
The top 3 was rounded out by a stage production as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi-award winning musical, Hamilton, sold 239,000 copies of its soundtrack.
When the year’s top albums were ranked by total consumption — The Greatest Showman came in 4th, behind Drake, Post Malone, and XXXTentacion.
The Top-Selling Soundtracks of 2018:
- The Greatest Showman
- A Star Is Born
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix No. 1
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
- Moana — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Coco: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Fifty Shades Freed
- Black Panther: The Album (Music From and Inspired By)
- Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack
- Pitch Perfect 3: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Dear Evan Hansen: Original Broadway Cast Recording
- Wicked — Broadway Cast
- Deadpool 2
- Stranger Things: Soundtrack From the Netflix Original Series
- La La Land
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Descendants 2 — Original TV Movie Soundtrack
- Dirty Dancing
- Call Me By Your Name: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Moulin Rouge
- Mean Girls
- Frozen: The Songs