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Hans Zimmer’s Bond Soundtrack ‘No Time To Die’ Makes U.K. Chart History

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Hans Zimmer poses during a press conference about his show 'The World of Hans Zimmer' at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 29, 2018 in Berlin.

James Bond is back, and he's just shot down an old chart record.

As the latest film in the Bond franchise posts impressive box office figures around the globe, the original soundtrack makes Official U.K. Chart history.

Helmed by German composer Hans Zimmer, No Time To Die (Decca) opens at No. 7 on this week's Official Albums Chart, for the highest-charting Bond soundtrack to date, the OCC reports.

The debut easily beats the No. 14 best of 1964’s Goldfinger, and it marks Zimmer’s highest-charting album to date in the U.K.

"It's incredible to think that we effectively launched this album at the Brits in 2019,” comments Zimmer.  “It feels fantastic that the movie and its music are finally receiving such a rapturous and record-breaking reception. If you're going to make chart history, you might as well do it with James Bond! I'm delighted."

No Time To Die also leads this week’s Official Classical Artists Album Chart, while the title track, performed by Billie Eilish, returns to the Official U.K. Singles Chart at No. 32.

Following its release in February 2020, “No Time To Die” gave Eilish her first U.K. No. 1 single, as it registered the biggest-ever opening week for a James Bond movie theme.

The 25th James Bond feature film has tallied over $313 million at the global box office, including a $56 million opening in North America, good enough for No. 1, according to data published by The Hollywood Reporter.