"Dreamgirls" Still Singing to Tune of No. 1 on Billboard Soundtrack Chart

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Though the movie musical lost out in the Best Song category, Jennifer Hudson's Academy Award win may have been enough to keep "Dreamgirls" at the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Soundtrack chart.

Featuring stars Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose and Hudson as the title trio, the soundtrack marks its eighth consecutive week atop the countdown (where the Deluxe Edition also charts at No. 8).

The album of the Henry Krieger-Tom Eyen score — released by Music World/Columbia — climbs three spots to No. 6 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and two places to No. 16 on The Billboard 200 in its twelfth week on the charts. ("Dreamgirls" had previously topped the latter 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 — remains strong as well. The Decca Broadway original 1982 release hits its tenth week on the chart, placing at No. 8. (The recent Hip O/Geffen special edition dropped off this week.)

"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.

For more information, visit www.dreamgirlsmovie.com.

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