It's been a good week for
Its songs are more than 25 years old, but that isn't stopping the movie's fans from rushing out to buy (and presumably download) the soundtrack album to the new movie version of the beloved stage musical.
Featuring 20 tracks, including the new song "Suddenly" written for the movie by original songwriters
Billboard reported that the last stage musical-turned-movie musical to see its soundtrack album hit No. 1 on the chart was
"Les Miserables" has been holding its own against pop albums from
The movie soundtrack features performances by the movie's cast, including
The album also features a track sung by Colm Wilkinson, the actor who originated the role of Valjean on stage in London and New York. In the movie, Wilkinson plays the bishop who saves the escaped convict.
"Les Miserables" won multiple
The movie received eight Oscar nominations overall: in addition to best picture, Hugh Jackman was nominated for best actor, Anne Hathaway for best supporting actress, "Suddenly" for best song, and the film was recognized in the sound mix, hair and makeup, costume design, and production design categories.