The Greatest Showman denies Craig David a third Number 1 album

Plus, new entries from Migos, Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, Machine Head, and Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The show must go on… and it certainly does for The Greatest Showman cast recording, which secures a fourth week atop the Official Albums Chart at the expense of Craig David.

Craig's The Time Is Now is this week's highest new entry at Number 2, foiled by the word-of-mouth popularity and multi-generational crossover appeal of the smash hit musical, which stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya.

Craig has previously hit Number 1 twice –  first with Born to Do It in 2000, and then Following My Intuition in 2016. Look back at Craig's full UK chart history

The Greatest Showman is the longest run at the top since Ed Sheeran's Divide in early 2017.

New entries and high climbers

10 more albums break into the Top 40 this week. First, American hiphop trio Migos land at Number 4 with Culture II, followed by blues and soul duo Beth Hart & Joe Bonamasssa, who score a third Top 40 – and their first Top 10 together as a duo – with Black Coffee, at 7, and Californian heavy metal outfit Machine Head, are new at 12 with Catharsis.

Eighteen-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who was crowned BBC Young Musician 2016, becomes the competition's highest charting winner – beating previous record-holder Nicola Benedetti by one place – with debut album Inspiration, new at 18. 

 British rockers Django Django score a third Top 40 with Marble Skies, at 20;  Nils Frahm's All Melody is new at 21; and Yorkshire band Marmozets  grab a second Top 40 album, with sophomore release Knowing What You Know going in at 23.

Following his major haul at the Grammy Awards this week, Bruno Mars' 24K Magic makes a return to the Top 40, climbing 15 slots to 27, and a 30th anniversary of Jeff Wayne's iconic War of the Worlds is new at 29, while English duo Turin Brakes' Invisible Storm is a new entry at 37.

View this week's Top 100 Official Albums Chart in full


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her music career was dead. how he borned again ?


Mark Willmott


Can anyone explain how a soundtrack album with various artists can be in this chart?




...because it's an album? I don't understand why it being a multiartist piece would bar it.


Mark Willmott


But other “various” albums don’t get included so why does this one?


Johnny McVey


Soundtrack albums can chart now. Rules changed and they are exempt from the rule that bars regular compilation albums.




'The Greatest Showman' is just unstoppable at the moment! I still really like the soundtrack, but I'd rather have 'The Time Is Now' at the top of the charts.
I hope to see JT at #1 next week! :)