Disney’s 'Frozen' soundtrack makes it to No. 1 on Billboard, tops Beyonce

By Daniel S Levine,

Disney’s Frozen has shown stunning longevity at the movies and now its soundtrack is doing the same. The album reached the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, making it the first soundtrack to hold the position in a year. It just beat Beyonce’s new self-titled album.

Based on Nielsen SoundScan numbers, Frozen sold 165,000 copies in the past week, reports Billboard. That’s up 55 percent over last week’s chart, which had the album in fourth place. This is the first time a soundtrack has topped the chart since the Les Miserables album did the same in January 2013.

The success of Frozen’s soundtrack mirrors its success at the box office. This past weekend, the film topped the box office with $20 million, becoming the first film to do so in its sixth week of release since Avatar in 2010.

Meanwhile, Beyonce finally slipped from the No. 1 spot after three weeks there. The album sold 130,000 copies and is now up to 1.43 million in total.

The rest of the Top 10 includes more holdovers, as there were no major new releases last week. Here’s the rest of the Top 10:

3. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (55,000 copies)
4. Katy Perry - PRISM (51,000)
5. Lorde - Pure Heroine (46,000)
6. One Direction - Midnight Memories (45,000)
7. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party (43,000)
8. One Republic - Native (35,000)
9. Now 48 (34,000)
10. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (31,000)

image: Amazon

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