Atlantic Records has announced “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN –REIMAGINED,” an unprecedented new companion to Atlantic’s RIAA 2x platinum certified soundtrack to 20th Century Fox’s blockbuster musical film. The album arrives at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, November 16th.
“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN –REIMAGINED” sees songs from the film, all written by GRAMMY®, Tony, and Academy Award-winning duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen) covered by a remarkable cast of artists. The album is highlighted by a new version of the 3x platinum certified smash, “This Is Me,” performed by Keala Settle, Kesha and the legendary Missy Elliott. Other superstars contributing include Panic! At The Disco, P!nk (and her daughter, Willow Sage Hart), Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Years & Years and Jess Glynne, MAX and Ty Dolla $ign, James Arthur and Anne-Marie, Zac Brown Band among others. As if that weren’t enough, the album will include four bonus tracks, performed by Pentatonix, Craig David, Kesha, and Zendaya.
“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN –REIMAGINED” is produced by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, GRAMMY® Award-winning (and 5x nominee) Atlantic Records President, West Coast 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 (Twenty One Pilots, Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording, Dear Evan Hansen: Original Broadway Cast Recording). The album received Executive Music Production by Justin Paul.
This month, Atlantic Records will also release “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: SING-A-LONG EDITION,” a deluxe repackaging of the album presented as a hardback CD book, including a 32-page booklet containing all song lyrics from the film and a bonus ‘Sing-a-Long’ disc featuring instrumental versions of the original tracks. This repackaging arrives in the U.S. on Friday, October 26th, pre-orders are available now.
“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” – which features all songs written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul– is available now at all music retailers and streaming services – and is the best-selling album globally of 2018. It was certified 2x platinum by the RIAA earlier this summer for sales in excess of 2 million. The certification marked yet another triumph for the acclaimed soundtrack, one of only three albums released since December 2017 to receive 2x platinum certification (alongside only Post Malone’s “beerbongs & bentleys” and Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy”).
“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” spent 31 weeks among the top 10 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 – Including two weeks at #1, the most weeks atop the chart for a live-action theatrical film musical soundtrack since 2007’s “DREAMGIRLS: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE.” Among its many other historic chart successes, the album also spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Album Sales,” the first soundtrack to do so since 2014’s “FROZEN: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK.” The album includes the 3x platinum certified smash, “This Is Me,” performed by Keala Settle. The song was named “Best Original Song – Motion Picture” at the 75th Golden Globe Awards and nominated for “Best Original Song” at the 90th Academy Awards
With global streams now exceeding 3 billion, “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” is an unquestionable worldwide sensation, earning 4x platinum certification in the United Kingdom and South Korea; 2x platinum in Ireland, Australia, and Singapore; platinum in New Zealand, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Indonesia; and gold in Canada, Mexico, and the Philippines. Indeed, the soundtrack remains a phenomenon, currently standing high on the iTunes charts in close to 50 territories.
20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman 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 was directed by exciting new filmmaker Michael Gracey. The film stars Academy Award-nominee Hugh Jackman alongside Academy Award-nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron, and Rebecca Ferguson.