Hans Zimmer is having some U.K. chart success, and the movie franchise that's helping him is Bond, James Bond.
As the latest Bond film No Time To Die makes waves at the box office, Hans Zimmer's original soundtrack for the film opened at No. 7 on this week's Official Albums Chart. It is the highest-charting Bond soundtrack to date, the OCC reports.
The last Bond soundtrack to do well on the chart was 1964’s Goldfinger, which peaked at No. 14. No Time To Die marks Zimmer’s highest-charting album to date in the U.K.
"It's incredible to think that we effectively launched this album at the Brits in 2019,” comments Zimmer. “It feels fantastic that the movie and its music are finally receiving such a rapturous and record-breaking reception. If you're going to make chart history, you might as well do it with James Bond! I'm delighted."
Additionally, No Time To Die leads this week’s Official Classical Artists Album Chart. The title track of the film, performed by Billie Eilish, has also returned to the Official U.K. Singles Chart at No. 32. Following its release in February 2020, “No Time To Die” previously gave Eilish her first U.K. No. 1 single.
In other Hans Zimmer news, the composer was recently spotted at the New York Film Festival on October 7 to help promote his next big musical release: the soundtrack to Denis Villeneuve's Dune. Starring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya, the sci-fi film will be released in North American theaters October 22.
In the meantime, No Time To Die - starring Daniel Craig and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga - is now playing in theaters across the globe.
Watch the No Time To Die trailer below.
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