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'Les Misérables' soundtrack rises to UK albums No.1

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The Les Misérables soundtrack has climbed to the top of the UK album chart.

The compilation - featuring performances by the likes of Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman - rises four places to become the first cast recording to top the chart since 1997's Evita.

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables


> 'Les Misérables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack' - Album review

The 1998 number one from the Titanic soundtrack was credited to James Horner, while the 2008 Iron Man 2 compilation was credited as an AC/DC release.

Emeli Sandé's long-runner Our Version of Events drops one to two, while Jake Bugg is a non-mover at three. Calvin Harris falls two to four with former chart-topper 18 Months.

Everything Everything score their highest-charting album to date, with Arc landing at five.

Rihanna slips two to six with Unapologetic. A$AP Rocky's debut album Long Live A$AP lands at seven.

Ed Sheeran drops two to eight with +, while Paloma Faith climbs up two to nine with Fall to Grace. Bruno Mars drops three to complete the Top 10 with Unorthodox Jukebox.

Everything Everything: 'Arc' album cover
Asap Rocky

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Irish folk band Villagers achieve their first chart placing, with Awayland entering at 16. New Order's compilation Lost Sirens is a new entry at 22.

Lawson climb back up 50 places to 35 with their self-titled debut release.

Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits is a re-entry at 40, while there are also re-entries for Plan B's iLL Manors and Mumford and Sons' Sigh No More at 34 and 38 respectively.

Watch the trailer for Les Misérables below:



Source: Official Charts Company

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