Rhino's Jersey Boys Still on Top of Billboard Cast Albums Chart

News   Rhino's Jersey Boys Still on Top of Billboard Cast Albums Chart For the sixth consecutive week, the cast recording of Jersey Boys holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Cast Album chart.

Rhino's Jersey Boys release returned to the top spot six 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 holds steady at No. 3 (for a third week). The recording debuted July 17 at No. 1.

Decca Broadway's Mamma Mia! and Walt Disney's The Lion King 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 96 weeks since the chart's inception.

In other movement, the original London cast recording of The Phantom of the Opera (Really Useful) re-enters the chart at No. 14 — just behind its "Highlights" CD counterpart (on Polydor). *

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 96 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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