The outstanding effect of A star is born is leading to a record number of sales of the soundtrack album. The achievement of this soundtrack is extremely impressive.
A Star Is Born soundtrack made an impressive debut with No. 1 on the Billboard 200 music chart. In addition, combined with the number of online download, the album reached 231,000 copies sold only after a week. This achievement surpassed the record set for the movie album Fifty Shades of Gray in 2015.
A Star Is Born is officially on the list of three best-selling soundtracks in 2018 with The Greatest Showman and Mama Mia: Here We Go Again. Besides, this success has led Lady Gaga to top the Billboard chart for the fifth time in her life. Previously, she had achieved this achievement with other famous albums in her singing career such as Born this way or Joanne.
In an interview with W Magazine, director and lead actor Bradley Cooper admits to putting his trust in Lady Gaga for the film’s success. “No actress will be able to create such a beautiful music in just 42 days of filming. I want my work to bring miracles. It appears right in Lady Gaga’s own voice.” said he.
A Star Is Born’s soundtrack album is definitely absent from Grammy’s upcoming nomination list for 2019. Because this year’s prestigious music award is only for works released before October 1. Producer Lynette Howell said this was a difficult but necessary decision. Producers do not want to release the soundtrack album too soon compared to when the movie was released. Because the soundtrack is the story of A Star Is Born. The lyrics also contain many lines in the film. Bradley Cooper wants the audience to enjoy the movie first.
Although the soundtrack of A Star Is Born missed Grammy 2019, the songs in the movie such as Shallows, Always Remember Us This Way or I’ll Never Love Again will definitely be formidable candidates for The excellent theme song category at the Oscar award 2019 in February.