The Greatest Showman has inspired fans worldwide with standout Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning anthem “This Is Me” (performed by Keala Settle) – highlighted today by a special fan video with cover performances of the track. Already having been streamed more than 160 million times globally, Settle performed a stunning rendition of “This Is Me” this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (watch). In addition, the song has been used in NBCUniversal’s promotional campaign during the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games(watch).
“The Greatest Showman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (available now via Atlantic Records) continues to be a triumph, boasting over 900 million global streams. Having received an RIAA Gold certification, the album marks the first soundtrack to score four weeks of 100,000-plus units on the Billboard 200 chart since its transition in December 2014. After spending a three consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Albums chart (the first soundtrack to top the chart for three consecutive weeks since Frozen in 2014), the album broke Suicide Squad: The Album’srecord (33 million) twice-over for all-time top streaming weeks for a soundtrack with 39.6 million streams (up from 37.4 million the week prior).The album has reached #1 on iTunes in 79 countries, in addition to charting at #1 in Ireland and New Zealand, #1 for 7 consecutive weeks in Australia and #1 for 6 consecutive weeks the UK.
The Greatest Showman, from 20th Century Fox, is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker Michael Gracey, with songs co-produced and written by GRAMMY®, Tony and Academy Award winning duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen), co-produced by GRAMMY®-nominee Greg Wells (Twenty One Pilots,Adele, Katy Perry) and executive produced by Tony and GRAMMY® Award winnerAlex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen). The film stars Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackmanalongside Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron, and Rebecca Ferguson.
“The Greatest Showman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” has been overseen at Atlantic Records by GRAMMY® Award winning (five time nominee) Atlantic Records West Coast President Kevin Weaver (“Furious 7,”“Suicide Squad,”“The Fault in Our Stars,”“The Fate of the Furious”) and GRAMMY® Award winning Atlantic Records President, A&R Pete Ganbarg (“Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording,”“Dear Evan Hansen – Original Broadway Cast Recording,”Twenty One Pilots).