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This Year's Best Selling Musician Is Surprisingly Not Kanye West—It's Hugh Jackman

By Collin Gossel

Move over, Yeezy, there's a new star on the music scene — and it's Hugh Jackman, the actor best known for playing Wolverine! 

Though 2018 has already seen new work from Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Drake, Beyonce, and Justin Timberlake, the coveted distinction of "best-selling album" belongs to the original soundtrack of last winter's movie musical The Greatest Showman.

In the movie Jackman plays a young P.T. Barnum, who leaves his regular life to start the world's first circus. Conflict between the circus and formal British society ensues, inspiring many catchy songs, including several performed by Zendaya and Zac Efron. 

Though the film never topped the box office, the album has continued to sell long after its inspiration left theaters.