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Atlantic Records

May 28, 2014 13:25 ET

Atlantic's "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE" Makes Top 10 Debut on SoundScan/Billboard 200; Star-Studded Companion to Upcoming 20th Century Fox Film Also Standing Tall at #1 on the iTunes Store's "Top Soundtracks"; Album Celebrated in TV Appearances by Contributing Artists, With Birdy Set to Perform on NBC's TODAY on June 2nd, Ed Sheeran on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on June 3rd and Grouplove on TBS' Conan on June 9th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 28, 2014) - Atlantic Records' "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE" is fast proving the soundtrack success of the season. The musical companion to 20th Century Fox's upcoming film entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #8. The album also entered at #2 on the Billboard Top Soundtracks chart.

What's more, "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE" is currently standing tall at #1 on the iTunes Store's "Top Soundtracks" chart. "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE" is available now in stores and at all online retailers; The Fault in Our Stars -- based on the #1 bestselling novel by John Green -- opens in theaters nationwide on June 6th.

Hailed by EW.com as "full of decorated alt-pop wonders and feel-good tearjerkers," "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE" gathers new material written for the soundtrack from some of the Atlantic Records Group's most compelling artists, among them Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, Grouplove, Lykke Li, and Birdy, who contributes three tracks including a special duet with fellow Atlantic artist Jaymes Young (see below tracklisting). As if that weren't enough, the album further features a selection of songs from such rising stars as M83, Tom Odell, Jake Bugg, Kodaline, and STRFKR, among others. GRAMMY® Award-winning soundtrack producer Kevin Weaver (Boardwalk Empire, True Blood - Volumes 1 & 2) and music supervisor Season Kent (The Fighter, Entourage, Need For Speed) served as the soundtrack's producers. The Huffington Post says, "The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack might be this generation's 'Breakfast Club.'"

"THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE" will be celebrated in upcoming TV appearances by some of the soundtrack's contributing artists, beginning next Monday, June 2nd, with Birdy's live performance of "Tee Shirt" on NBC's TODAY (check local listings). Next, Ed Sheeran will perform "All of the Stars" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, June 3rd (check local listings) coming on the heels of last week's amazing performance of the song on NBC's The Voice season finale. Additionally, Grouplove will perform their track "Let Me In" on TBS' Conan slated for Monday, June 9th

In other news, Birdy is confirmed to perform at the hugely anticipated "The Night Before Our Stars," special live event celebrating the release of The Fault in Our Stars. The unprecedented event -- which follows last month's star-studded "The Fault in Our Stars Live Stream Event at YouTube Space LA" -- will offer fans their first look at the eagerly awaited film, accompanied by an intimate live performance from Birdy, as well as appearances from the film's Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff, author John Green, director Joshua Boone, and producer Wyck Godfrey. "The Night Before Our Stars" will be simulcast live from Atlanta to AMC Theaters around the country on June 5th at 8:30 pm Eastern/7:30 pm Central/6:30 pm Mountain/5:30 pm Pacific -- for complete details and ticket information, please see thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/thenightbeforeourstars.

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(COMPLETE TRACKLISTING BELOW)

About THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Hazel and Gus (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them -- and us -- on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The film is directed by Josh Boone, written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, based upon the book by John Green, and the producers are Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Also starring are Laura Dern, Sam Tramell, Nat Wolff and Willem Dafoe.

About 20th Century Fox
One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

About Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2013. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world's preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records Group roster today includes many of the world's most popular recording artists, among them James Blunt, B.o.B, Christina Perri, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Ed Sheeran, Flo Rida, fun., Grouplove, Lupe Fiasco, Bruno Mars, Matchbox Twenty, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, K. Michelle, Shinedown, Rob Thomas, Trey Songz, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Zac Brown Band, and many more.

"THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE"
(Atlantic Records)

COMPLETE TRACKLISTING

1. Ed Sheeran - All Of The Stars
2. Jake Bugg - Simple As This
3. Grouplove - Let Me In
4. Birdy -Tee Shirt
5. Kodaline - All I Want
6. Tom Odell - Long Way Down
7. Charli XCX - Boom Clap
8. STRFKR - While I'm Alive
9. Indians - Oblivion
10. The Radio Dept. - Strange Things Will Happen
11. Afasi & Filthy - Bomfallerella
12. Ray LaMontagne - Without Words
13. Birdy - Not About Angels
14. Lykke Li - No One Ever Loved
15. M83 - Wait
16. Birdy & Jaymes Young - Best Shot *

* BONUS TRACK

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