The Greatest Showman soundtrack has inched closer to taking over a UK charts achievement by the Beatles with their Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

The musical film's soundtrack has continued its winning streak and scored a 27th non-consecutive week at the top of the charts in Britain, reports the Press Association.

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The popular Beatles album has spent a total of 28 weeks at the top of the UK charts since its release in 1967, according to the Official Charts Company.

The Greatest Showman, which this week notched up more than double the combined sales of its closest competitor, was the biggest-selling album of 2018, and was the first number one album of 2019 in the UK.

If the cast recording, which includes vocals from actors Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron, continues to dominate the number one spot, it would overtake the success of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It could also go on to take over the Beatles' Please Please Me album, which spent 30 weeks at the top of the UK charts overall.

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