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The Greatest Showman soundtrack hits No. 1 in its fourth week on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 106,000 equivalent album units earned (up 37 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4. Of that sum, 78,000 were traditional album sales (up 28 percent).
The soundtrack to the musical drama film was released on Dec. 8 through Atlantic Records and marks the first chart-topping soundtrack since Fifty Shades Darker spent one week at No. 1 on the March 4, 2017-dated tally.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Jan. 13-dated chart (where The Greatest Showman tops the list) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, Jan. 9.