At the end of the day, Les Mis is a hit.
The buzzy Oscar hopeful already rules at the box office, having earned the second-highest Christmas opening of all time. Now Billboard reports that the musical’s soundtrack has debuted at the number one spot on its Soundtracks chart, selling 43,000 units according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even more impressive: The album was released Friday, Dec. 21, while SoundScan’s tracking week ended on Sunday, Dec. 23, meaning Les Mis topped the chart after just three full days on sale. The soundtrack also appears at number 33 on the Billboard 200 chart, above releases by fun. and Kelly Clarkson.