LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pitch Perfect 2, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Ume, is No. 1 on Billboard Chart, No. 1 on the overall iTunes chart, as well as No. 1 on iTunes soundtrack chart, selling more than 107,000 copies, it was announced today. Last weekend, Pitch Perfect 2 earned the distinction of the highest-grossing film musical opening of all time.
From the smash hit at the box office to the soundtrack and the franchise's hit songs "Cups" and "Flashlight," Pitch Perfect fever is everywhere.
Multiplatinum-selling, GRAMMY® nominated artist Jessie J will perform the first single off from the soundtrack album, "Flashlight"—which was penned by Sia, Sam Smith and Christian Guzman, with additional lyrics by Jason Moore—, when she kicks off Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series on May 22.
Since the debut of "Flashlight" 4 weeks ago, it already has nearly 6 million views on VEVO. The music video for "Flashlight" was directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj's "Bang Bang," Ariana Grande and The Weeknd's "Love Me Harder." You can watch the video, here.
Album producers include Julianne Jordan, Julia Michels, Jason Moore and The Underdogs, with Jordan and Michels serve as executive music producers on the film.
Pitch Perfect has sold almost 2 million albums worldwide. In the U.S., it was the top-selling soundtrack of 2013, 6th overall album of 2014, and the second-highest selling soundtrack of the decade, behind the Frozen soundtrack. It also spent 36 of 37 weeks on the chart, and 16 weeks in the top 20. The hit single "Cups" has sold more than 3 million downloads, spending 50 weeks on the Top 200 tracks chart, and ended 2013 in the top-50 biggest-selling digital tracks. The video has been viewed almost 200 million times worldwide on VEVO.
About Pitch Perfect 2: The Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012's runaway global hit about a group of lovable misfits with only one thing in common: the irresistible way they sound when they're seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like never before. www.pitchperfectmovie.com
SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises