The latest tracking week has been relatively slow on the U.S. charts following the holiday season. However, there are plenty of notable happenings across the Billboard charts which updated on Jan. 9. The Greatest Showman soundtrack moves into the top slot on the Top 200 Albums tally while Camila Cabello spends the most weeks at No. 1 in five years for a female act on the Mainstream Top 40 format. Here's the latest chart roundup.
The Greatest Showman soundtrack climbs to No. 1 in its fourth week thanks to the theatrical release of the film (Dec. 20). The album garnered 106,000 overall units which combines true album sales, streams and track downloads. Of that number, 78,000 were in actual sales. The increase activity comes in at a 37 percent increase and 28 percent increase respectively due to the film's release. The soundtrack first began its run debuting at No. 71 before moving up to No. 63. Upon release of the film, the soundtrack bolted to No. 5 on the Top 200 Albums chart in the previous tracking week before claiming the peak position. It's likely to continue to have solid activity in the current tracking week due to the Golden Globe Awards which aired Jan. 7 where it snagged Best Original Song for "This Is Me."
Over on the Hot 100 songs tally, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé's "Perfect" remains at No. 1 for a fifth week. On Digital Songs, "Perfect" spends a sixth week atop of the download sales chart having 109,000 copies sold, a sharp 34 percent drop. On Radio Songs, the hit takes over at No. 1 with 139 million impressions in the U.S. - up less than 10 percent. "Perfect" does drop two spots on Streaming Songs in at No. 4 having 36.4 million listens across official platforms including YouTube listens. It should be noted that both the solo version and the new version featuring Beyoncé are included in the metrics as radio continues to play each.
Camila Cabello's "Havana" returns to the No. 2 slot on the Hot 100 with slight increases in two of the three formulas. Despite falling to No. 2 on radio, "Havana" increased by 5 percent with 137 million impressions. Cabello rises from No. 5 to No. 2 on streaming, and stays at No. 3 on Digital Songs with 68,000 copies sold - a near 30 percent decline in sales.
Expanding on Cabello's "Havana" - the track spends its seventh week atop the airplay only Pop Songs chart, also known as Mainstream Top 40. It's the longest run since Taylor Swift crowned the Top 40 chart in 2013 with "I Knew You Were Trouble," also spending seven weeks at No. 1. The all-time leader still remains Ace of Base's "Sign" which totalled 14 weeks at No. 1 in 1994.