Star Is Born, A: Soundtrack of Lady Gaga is Huge Success

The soundtrack of A Star Is Born is a huge success, judging by the first five days of sales.  It’s expected to debut with more than 200,000 copies sold in its first week, not accounting for streaming.

Official figures won’t be announced till Sunday. But it stands a chance to be the biggest week in pure album sales for the soundtrack to a movie musical since “Frozen” in 2014.

A figure over 200,000 would also give A Star Is Born the best opening tally for any soundtrack in 2018, surpassing Black Panther: The Album.

Usually, the music is withheld until the day of the movie’s release last Friday, based on the goal of keeping the songs as surprises for moviegoers.

With strong word of mouth likely to generate holdover in theaters, Interscope Records is hoping for sustained album sales.

 

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