Jersey Boys Hangs On to No. 1 Spot on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart

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The cast recording of Jersey Boys — which topped Wicked to reach the No. 1 spot last week — remains atop this week's Billboard's Top Cast Album chart.

Rhino's Jersey Boys release sustained the top spot for a second consecutive week, beating out constant chart-topper 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.

Decca Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Walt Disney's The Lion King and Spring Awakening (also on Decca) round out the top five.

The original Broadway cast recordings of Annie (Legacy/Columbia) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom) re-enter the chart at No. 13 and 15, respectively.

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 92 weeks since the chart's inception.

* 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 92 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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