Friday, April 19, 2024

Nicole Kidman Joins Keith Urban in iTunes Top 5 After “Big Little Lies” Scores Series Finale


Well, here’s a first.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are each in the iTunes top 5 albums.

After last night’s ACM Awards, Keith’s “Ripcord” album jumped up to number 5 on iTunes. It’s been a hit for quite a while, but the much watched  TV awards show sent it soaring again.

But the bigger news is about Nicole. On Friday the digital soundtrack for her HBO series “Big Little Lies” was released to download and streaming services. After last night’s series finale, “Big Litte Lies” pushed up to number 3 on iTunes. Charles Bradley, Martha Wainwright and Leon Bridges are featured on the ABKCO Records release. (Yes, that’s the same ABKCO of Sam Cooke, Rolling Stones, and Phil Spector fame. They do a lot of soundtrack releases.)

Nicole isn’t a stranger to the pop charts. She had a little hit years ago with Robbie Williams singing “Something Stupid” from “Moulin Rouge.” Of course, she’s not singing on “Big Little Lies,” but she’s the co-star of the show, and produced it, and her photo’s on the cover of the album. That works for me!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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