According to Atlantic Records, The Twilight Saga; New Moon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has received the Recording Industry Association of America platinum certification for sales exceeding 1 million units. Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack won the award for Favorite Soundtrack at the American Music Awards.
“THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON-ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” rises this week on the Billboard 200, ranking #8 and selling more than 93,000 units in its sixth week on sale. The soundtrack, which debuted in October, has also received RIAA platinum certification for sales exceeding 1 million units. “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON” soundtrack, which peaked at #1 in its first full week in stores and online, made history as the first time ever a soundtrack and its sequel have both reached the #1 spot on the chart. In addition, the soundtrack has remained in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 since its release.
The musical companion to the highly anticipated second installment of Summit Entertainment’s film franchise features exclusive tracks from some of modern music’s most gifted and admired artists, including Thom Yorke, Muse, The Killers, Anya Marina, and Death Cab for Cutie, who contributed the album’s first single, “Meet Me On the Equinox.” The track is currently #8 at Modern Rock radio.
In other news, “TWILIGHT-ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” took home the award for Favorite Soundtrack at this year’s American Music Awards. “TWILIGHT” has currently sold more than 2.3 million copies in the U.S. alone and over 3.5 million copies worldwide. The soundtrack has remained on the Billboard 200 for 55 consecutive weeks.
Great news for both soundtracks! I loved the Twilight soundtrack, but I think I love the New Moon soundtrack even more. After watching New Moon, I was blown away by the music during the scenes. Possibility……*sobs* Hearing Damage….*chills* What are your favorite songs from both soundtracks?
[Source: AtlanticRecords. Thanks TwiNutter and Diana!]