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January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie critics may have carped loudly about the singing ability of the stars of Les Misérables. Indeed, some of the stars of the film, including Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter, have been critical of their own performances, and American Idol finalist Adam Lambert remarked that “the score suffered massively with great actors pretending to be singers.” But none of all that has prevented the CD soundtrack of the movie rising to the top of the British music charts — the first film soundtrack to do so since Madonna’s Evita in 1997. However, the London Daily Telegraph points out that it really doesn’t take much for an album to rise to No. 1 in January. Following massive sales during the holiday period in December, it noted, CD sales plunge by nearly two thirds in January.