A movie star is born!
UPDATE // OCTOBER 15:
It’s official! Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s soundtrack for A Star Is Born is a commercial success!
The LP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the UK’s Albums chart.
In the US, Starsold 231,000 equivalent album units (of that sum, 162,000 were in album sales).
I’ve been streaming the soundtrack non-stop since it came out.
If you haven’t heard it yet, you’re missing out. Give the film’s larger than life ballad, “I’ll Never Love Again,” a play first (stream at the bottom of this post). Then bumble over to the Ally pop tracks (“Heal Me,” “Hair Body Face” & “Why Did You Do That?”
UPDATE // OCTOBER 9:
Gaga might not have the No. 1 movie this week (suck it, Venom), but she is well one her way to secure the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart with the film’s soundtrack.
According to an update from Hits Daily Double, the A Star Is Bornsoundtrack is expected to debut at No. 1 with 170-190k sales plus streaming. That’ll best Twenty One Pilots’ new LP, Trench, which is on track to move 165-175k SPS.
EARLIER // OCTOBER 5:
A movie star is born!
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s new film is estimated to open with $50 million in box office sales worldwide.
That won’t even come close to Marvel’s new flick, Venom (despite Little Monsters’ efforts at sabotaging it) with $160 million-$175 million worldwide, but it’s still an extremely impressive feat for Mother Monster.
Industry experts are already predicting Gaga will win the Oscar for Best Actress next year. Bookmark this story, will ya?
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I can’t speak of the film’s flawlessness yet (I’m seeing it this weekend), but I can attest that the soundtrack is truly phenomenal.
If you haven’t listened to it, there’s a streaming/commenting/listening party on Exhale – check that out here.
There are several glimmering highlights I’d like you to pay close attention to, including “Why Did You Do That,” “Heal Me,” and probably the strongest track of the bunch, “I’ll Never Love Again” – the latter is on The Bodyguard level (honorable mention goes to “Hair Body Face”).
If you’ve seen the film or have thoughts on the soundtrack, sound off in the comments!