'Love, Simon' Soundtrack Debuts in Top 40 on Billboard 200 Chart

Love Simon
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Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp and Katherine Langford in Love, Simon.

Love will find a way… onto the charts, as the Love, Simon soundtrack debuts in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The soundtrack -- which was released on March 16 via RCA Records -- starts at No. 37 on the list dated March 31 with 14,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were traditional album sales. The album's parent film opened in U.S. theaters on March 16.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

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Love, Simon is the seventh soundtrack to reach the top 40 in 2018 following Coco (No. 39), Fifty Shades Freed (No. 5), Black Panther: The Album (No. 1), Pitch Perfect 3 (No. 20), The Greatest Showman (No. 1) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (No. 12).

Love, Simon also enters the Soundtracks chart at No. 3, Alternative Albums at No. 4 and Top Rock Albums at No. 5.

The multi-artist effort was executive produced by Jack Antonoff, and includes music by Antonoff’s Bleachers, Troye Sivan, Whitney Houston, Jackson 5 and a duet from Khalid and Normani. The set’s first single is Bleachers’ “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song).”

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