LA LA LAND: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SURGES TO #1
Interscope Records’ La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — which features songs from the original musical film, La La Land, from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling — has leapt to #1 in pure album sales and #2 overall on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. In addition, the album comes in at No. #2 this week overall with over 42,000 album equivalent units.
Listen to the soundtrack HERE.
The massive surge comes the week following the 2017 Golden Globe Awards where the film, which was written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, took home a record-breaking seven awards, winning in each category in which it was nominated, including best musical/comedy film. The composer Justin Hurwitz won for “Best Score,” as well as “Best Original Song” with lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for "City of Stars."
The La La Land film soundtrack and score has earned raves reviews, with Entertainment Weekly noting that “composer Justin Hurwitz’s songs (especially the dewy ‘City of Stars’) have both an intimacy and an occasional irony that act as counterweights to all of the razzle-dazzle we’re taking in with our eyes.” GQ called the film “gorgeous, romantic, and unabashedly sentimental,” while Rolling Stone called it “sheer perfection” and “the movie of the year.”