Nativity Story Soundtrack Enters Billboard Classical Chart

Classic Arts News   Nativity Story Soundtrack Enters Billboard Classical Chart
The CD release of the score to The Nativity Story, the new feature film starring Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary, has debuted on the Billboard classical chart at no. 6. The music for the film was composed by Mychael Danna.

There were no other newcomers to this week's classical chart, though The 5 Browns' self-titled debut album re-entered at no. 24. That disc has now spent 81 weeks on the chart in total; the fivesome's subsequent release, No Boundaries, is now at no. 10 in its 36th consecutive week on the classical chart.

Songs From the Labyrinth, Sting's John Dowland disc, remains at the top of the chart for the tenth consecutive week. Crossover violinist Andr_ Rieu's Christmas Around the World remains at no. 2; he has three other titles in the top 25 as well, including The Homecoming! at no. 5.

Pianist Gabriela Montero's Bach and Beyond is now at no. 3, having climbed 11 places in two weeks. Joshua Bell's Voice of the Violin slipped from third to fourth place; Paul McCartney's oratorio Ecce Cor Meum has now fallen to no. 7.

There were no new entries on the Billboard classical crossover chart, though New Zealand teenager Hayley Westenra's Odyssey re-entered at no. 19, as did The Celtic Tenors' Remember Me at no. 21. (The Celtic Tenors are not to be confused with The Irish Tenors, whose Sacred: A Spiritual Journey remains at no. 25.)

Josh Groban's Awake has slipped to no. 2 after four weeks in the top slot, displaced by Il Divo's Siempre. (Il Divo also has titles at no. 5 and no. 6 on the crossover chart.)

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