Monday, 12 March 2018 19:37

Double Shot! "Black Panther" and "The Greatest Showman" Soundtracks Take Top 2 Billboard Slots

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It may not be front page news of the New York Times, but around here this is BIG NEWS: Soundtracks are #1 and #2 on Billboard 200 albums chart simultaneously for the first time in almost eight years. Taking it a step further, theatrical film soundtracks represent top two for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Who's responsible for this music supervision superiority? Black Panther: The Album and The Greatest Showman. How did this happen? Keith Caulfield of Billboard ably breaks it all down right here.

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