Five Weeks for Four Seasons: Jersey Boys Holds Atop Billboard Cast Albums Chart

News   Five Weeks for Four Seasons: Jersey Boys Holds Atop Billboard Cast Albums Chart The cast recording of Jersey Boys has hit its fifth consecutive week in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Cast Album chart.

Rhino's Jersey Boys release returned to the top spot five weeks ago, beating out the constant chart-topper, Decca Broadway's Wicked (which again places at No. 2). The musical based on the Four Seasons had previously enjoyed a four-week run at No. 1 following its Tony win as Best Musical and also reclaimed the countdown's lead position the week of Feb. 8.

Legally Blonde's original Broadway cast recording on Ghostlight Records remains at No. 3 (after climbing into the spot last week from No. 7). The recording debuted July 17 at No. 1.

Masterworks Broadway's Grease and Decca Broadway's Mamma Mia! (swapping places from last week) round out the top five.

Along with Wicked and Mamma Mia!, the cast recordings of Monty Python's Spamalot and Avenue Q have remained on Billboard's Top Cast Album Chart for the full 95 weeks since the chart's inception.

In other movement, the original Broadway cast recording of The Drowsy Chaperone (Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom) re-enters the chart at No. 14. *

Legally Blonde recently joined the company of those that have unseated the release of Stephen Schwartz's Wicked — which has topped the chart for 81 of the 94 weeks the chart has been published. The only other recordings to topple the stronghold are Spring Awakening, the Columbia Records two-disc "Harry On Broadway" release (with Broadway's The Pajama Game revival and selections of Connick, Jr.'s Thou Shalt Not) and The Color Purple for one week each.

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