Cartoon Network Lands Across Billboard Charts With STEVEN UNIVERSE Soundtrack: Volume 1

Cartoon Network's STEVEN UNIVERSE Soundtrack: Volume 1, a collection of music from the beloved Emmy-nominated hit series, is a verifiable hit as it makes its debut across six of Billboard's top charts.

For the latest Billboard charts dated week ending June 8, 2017, the digital album ranks

· #1 on Independent Albums

· #2 on Soundtrack Album Sales

· #3 on Overall Digital Albums

· #8 on Top Current Albums

· #10 Top Album Sales

· #22 on Billboard Top 200

Steven Universe Soundtrack: Volume 1 launched across all major digital platforms for download and streaming on Friday, June 2nd with 37 re-mastered songs from the Emmy Award-nominated hit animated series from Cartoon Network.

From the creative minds of Rebecca Sugar and the incredible Steven Crewniverse, the digital album features a deep roster of re-mastered songs handpicked by Sugar and performed by the series voice cast, including Zach Callison (Steven), Estelle (Garnet), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) and Tom Scharpling (Greg); as well as special performances by renowned guests and Sugar herself.

In the last year, STEVEN UNIVERSE has received recognition from numerous awards and media including:

· The New York Times bestseller list for Rebecca Sugar's The Answer (Penguin Publishing)

· GLAAD Media Awards nomination for outstanding comedy series

· Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program for "The Answer"

· Best of 2016 iTunes "Most Original Kids Show

Additionally, in 2016, STEVEN UNIVERSE TV series reached an average of over 50 million viewers 2+, 14.2 million Kids 2-11and 9.4 million Kids 6-11 per month.

Steven Universe, hailed for its voice of inclusion, follows Steven, the "little brother" to a team of magical guardians of humanity-the Crystal Gems. Steven may not be as powerful as the Crystal Gems. Or as savvy. And he may not have much control over his powers. But that doesn't stop him from joining Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on their magical adventures and somehow finding a way to save the day. New episodes of STEVEN UNIVERSE will premiere on Cartoon Network this spring.

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