The soundtrack for the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, by multi-award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, has reached No. 7 in the Official UK Album Charts, making it the highest-charting soundtrack from the James Bond franchise to date. As well as the highest-charting album for composer Hans Zimmer. The album also debuted at No. 1 in the Official Classical Artists UK Album Charts yesterday.
Billie Eilish’s electric title tune No Time To Die. Co-written with brother Finneas O’Connell, topped the Official UK Singles Chart in its first week of release last year, is featured on the soundtrack. Eilish, who was 18 at the time of release, is the first female and youngest artist to take a Bond theme to the top of the Official UK Singles Chart. The song also had the largest opening week for a Bond theme in history.
Decca Records Co-Managing Directors Laura Monks & Tom Lewis add:. “We are thrilled to simultaneously make chart history for James Bond and Hans Zimmer, both legends in their own right. We couldn’t be prouder of the whole Decca team and of the increasingly strong bond (sorry!) that we have built with our partners at EON and MGM.”
“It’s incredible to think that we effectively launched this album at the Brits in 2019! 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.” Zimmer says of this record-breaking news.
Chief Executive of Official Charts Company
Chief Executive of Official Charts Company, Martin Talbot comments: “The triumphant return of Bond, James Bond, this autumn has been a huge fillip for the nation post-lockdown and the incredible success of the soundtrack album has emphasised quite how much we love a Bond score. The involvement this time of Billie Eilish and Johnny Marr alongside Hans Zimmer has broadened the audience for this OST more than ever before. We have had to wait, but it was certainly well worth waiting for.”
No Time To Die was released in theaters in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2021, by Universal Pictures International, and it shattered box office records with the greatest opening weekend take of any James Bond film. Beating out Skyfall and Spectre, which are ranked second and third in the all-time UK box office ranking, respectively.
Cary Joji Fukunaga directs No Time To Die, a film from EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) that stars Daniel Craig in his sixth appearance as James Bond. Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz reprise their roles from the previous films, while Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, and Ana de Armas join the group for the first time.
MGM’s United Artists Releasing banner is also releasing the film in theaters in the United States today.