'Frozen' continues historic Billboard chart run, earns 13th week at No. 1

By Daniel S Levine,

The soundtrack for Disney’s Frozen has earned a 13th week at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, continuing its historic streak. It was already in an elite club before this past week, and now it is a member of an even more exclusive group.

Frozen sold 106,000 copies during the past week, Billboard reported, based on Nielsen SoundScan data. That’s only a small drop from the previous week, when it sold 115,000 copies.

It is now in a club of 39 albums in total that have spent at least 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. At the moment, it is one of five albums to have exactly 13 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. The other four are Hair (1969); The Monkees (1966); Judy Garland’s 1961 Carnegie Hall album; and Enoch Light/Terry Snyder and the All-Stars' Persuasive Percussion (1960).

So far, Frozen has sold 2.6 million copies overall, including 2.2 million copies since 2014 began.

Violinist Lindsey Stirling’s second album, Shatter Me, began its chart run at No. 2 with 56,000 copies. That’s her best sales week and follows the success of her first album in 2012. Her self-titled release sold 327,000 copies in total.

Supernova by Ray LaMontagne sold 40,000 copies, enough to make it to No. 3. Passion’s Take It All sold 10,000 less copies, but still hit No. 4. Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic rounded out the Top 5 with just 23,000 copies in its first week. That’s less than half of its debut week sales.

The rest of the Top 10 features: Pharrell William’s G I R L (22,000 copies); Future’s Honest (20,000); Timeflies’ After Hours (20,000); Luke Bryan’s Crash My PArty (17,000); and Whitechapel’s Our Endless War (16,000).

Ariana Grande took over the Digital Songs chart with “Problem.” The track debuted with 438,000 downloads, the best start of the year and the best start overall since Katy Perry’s “Roar” in August.



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