La La Land Soundtrack Jumps to No. 2 on the Billboard Chart

News   La La Land Soundtrack Jumps to No. 2 on the Billboard Chart
The Pasek & Paul-penned song “City of Stars” is also rising on the iTunes songs chart.

The soundtrack of the Golden Globe-winning musical film La La Land has landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, jumping from No. 15 in the week ending January 12, according to Billboard. The album was the top-seller of the week, and climbed to No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart. The Chazelle musical displaced Moana, which had occupied the No. 2 spot and dropped a slot to No. 3.

La La Land, which has music by Justin Hurwitz and lyrics by Broadway‘s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen) has also produced a hit single, “City of Stars,” sung by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, which is rising on the 100 iTunes songs chart.

The La La Land soundtrack was released December 9, but got a boost after the film won the Golden Globe Award as Best Film Comedy or Musical, plus six other Golden Globes including Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Gosling, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Stone, and Best Original Song for Pasek and Paul.

Pasek & Paul also have a song, “Get Back Up Again,” on the soundtrack of the film Trolls; that album now holds the No. 10 last week.


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