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Les Miserables music number one with a bullet on Amazon & iTunes

Posted Jan 2, 2013 by Richard Mccallum
The music industry is shocked and awed by the amazing sales performance of the selected soundtrack from the motion picture Les Miserables, which is today's number 1 charting on both iTunes and Amazon.
Les Miserables at London s Palace Theatre
Les Miserables at London's Palace Theatre
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Billboard.com reported on Dec 29/12 that the soundtrack would be a smash .
One of the factors behind that is that most recording artists wait for a week or two following the holidays to release new recordings after the seasonal music for the holidays is put to bed and at the same time Hollywood often schedule their blockbuster productions to appear in cinemas over the very same holidays.
The soundtrack which is a 20 song long player from Republic Records was priced to sell at $5 per copy and was rush released four days before Christmas. 60% of the sales were from downloads and the hit single "I Dreamed A Dream" by actress Ann Hathaway has sold over 20,000 downloaded copies.