"Dreamgirls" Still Tops Billboard Soundtracks

News   "Dreamgirls" Still Tops Billboard Soundtracks The soundtrack of the movie musical "Dreamgirls" remains atop Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart for its sixth consecutive week and still places high on other countdowns.

Featuring stars Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose and Jennifer Hudson as the title trio, the album hits its sixth week in the No. 1 position on the Top Soundtracks chart (where the Deluxe Edition also charts at No. 7) and climbs up one spot to No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.

The album of the Henry Krieger-Tom Eyen score — released by Music World/Columbia — slid down to No. 14 on The Billboard 200 in its tenth week on the charts. ("Dreamgirls" had previously topped that chart for two weeks.)

Over on the Top Cast Album chart, the original cast recording of the Broadway musical — featuring Loretta Devine, Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph — still enjoys its rebirth. Both the Decca Broadway original 1982 release as well as the recent Hip O/Geffen special edition both hit their seventh week on the chart, holding at No. 7 and 13, respectively.

"Chicago" screenwriter Bill Condon directed and adapted "Dreamgirls," starring Jennifer Hudson as Effie, Beyoncé Knowles as Deena Jones, Anika Noni Rose as Lorrell Robinson, Jamie Foxx as Curtis Taylor Jr., Eddie Murphy as James "Thunder" Early and Danny Glover as Marty. The film recently received eight Academy Award nominations.

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