On the Australia Top 50 Singles charts 'Lady Marmalade'
peaked at #2 on the Australian Urban Top 20 charts.
The single has sold more than 140,000 units there, achieving double
The song stayed #1 for two weeks
and achieved gold status.
'Lady Marmalade' debuted high on the German charts and eventually
reached #1. 'Lady Marmalade' sold 50,000 units on the first
day. The single achieved German platinum
status in a record-breaking 4 weeks.
'Lady Marmalade' is first airplay-only track in music history to
stay at #1 for more than one week on Billboard's Hot 100
live-action musical might have a hard road to travel at the mainstream
movie box office but 'Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film Moulin Rouge'
(Twentieth Century Fox / Interscope Records) proved to have surprising
'legs' thanks to its intriguing - and now history-making - hip-hop-pop
teaming of platinum superstars Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim,
Mya and Pink.
Topping the Billboard
Hot 100 chart for the fifth consecutive week, their cover of
the LaBelle '70s smash 'Lady Marmalade' (produced by Missy
'Misdemeanor' Elliott and Rockwilder) has become the first airplay-only
track in history to stay at #1 for more than one week.
Only two other tracks not available as singles have even reached
#1 ('Try Again' from Aaliyah and 'Angel' from Shaggy featuring Rayvon).
In addition, its outrageously colorful video ranked at the top in
spins at MTV and was seen regularly on VH-1 and BET. Meanwhile,
the album peaked at #3, and crossed the double platinum
plateau with well over 2 million CDs sold.
is not the first hit album for Luhrmann, the film's director, co-writer
and co-producer. The contemporary music soundtrack album to 1996's
'William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet' was certified triple platinum.
Two years later, Luhrmann scored an unlikely pop hit of his own
with the gold-certified album 'Something For Everybody' and his
top-charting spoken word single 'Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen).'