- 04 Jan 19
The soundtrack was the best-selling album of 2018
The Greatest Showman notches its 17th non-consecutive week atop the albums chart leading all three metrics; Physical CD, Digital, and streaming. A Star is Born slips to number two, while Ariana Grande’s Sweetener jumps to fifth spot.
On the Singles chart, Ava Max’s 'Sweet But Psycho' spends a third week at number one. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Max said: “Oh my god! This is so surreal for me! Thank you to everyone for your support. I am beyond excited to share more music with you all very soon!”
Former top spot holder, Ariana Grande holds firm at number two with ‘thank u, next’. Post Malone has two songs charting inside the top ten this week with ‘Sunflower’ at number three and ‘Wow’ at number six. Zara Larsson secures a personal best at number seven with her track ‘Ruin My Life’.
Over a year since the album’s release, three songs from The Greatest Showman’s cast recording reach new peak positions, two of which lands in the first Top 10 of 2019. ‘This Is Me’ is at eight, ‘The Greatest Show’ featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron and Zendaya occupies Number nine, and Loren Allred’s ‘Never Enough’ climbs to Number 16.
Lifting into the Top 20 for the first time this week are Khalid’s ‘Saturday Nights’ at 19, and ‘Power Over Me’ from Dermot Kennedy at 20.
In conclusion, three tracks impact the Irish Singles Top 50 for the first time. Cardi B’s ‘Money’, taken from the upcoming deluxe edition of her debut album Invasion of Privacy, settles at 35, Jax Jones and Years & Years ‘Play’ bops to 36, and Lil Baby & Gunna’s ‘Drip Too Hard’ closes the chart at 50.