‘Frozen’ Overtakes ‘Lion King” As The Longest-Running #1 Soundtrack From An Animated Movie

Apr 23rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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At the domestic box office, Disney’s Oscar-winning Frozen is currently about $93,000 shy of hitting the $400 million mark. And on the Billboard 200, the movie’s soundtrack has now racked up an 11th week at the top, thus surpassing the 10-week run of The Lion King in 1994 to become the longest-reigning #1 soundtrack from an animated feature in the chart’s history. And, thanks to Easter holiday shopping, Frozen sold another 259,000 copies — the album’s best sales week since its November 2013 release.

This leaves the Top 10′s new entries to debut in the #2 through #5 positions, including Jason Derulo‘s third LP Talk Dirty at #4 (his first Top 10 album, with 44,000 sold) and Ingrid Michaelson at #5 with Lights Out (37,000).

Anyone think Iggy Azalea‘s The New Classic is posing any kind of threat to a 12th week the top for Frozen? Nah, probably not.

The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart

1. Soundtrack, Frozen *11 weeks*
2. August Alsina, Testimony *new*
3. NEEDTOBREATHE, Rivers In The Wasteland *new*
4. Jason Derulo, Talk Dirty *new*
5. Ingrid Michaelson, Lights Out *new*
6. Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
7. Pharrell, G I R L
8. Lorde, Pure Heroine
9. 5 Seconds Of Summer, She Looks So Perfect
10. Various, NOW 49

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  1. Jay

    People seem to be surprised that Iggy’s album isn’t going to sell much its first week out. Was anyone really expecting a 100thousand+ debut? Prior to “Fancy” everyone pretty much slept on the far superior single “Work.” It just goes to show that having a super catchy single will get you ahead.
    I feel like a lot of her recent success with “Fancy” is because she’s making the rounds promoting it and its on the radio, but other than that I feel like most people who love the song but don’t really know who she is aren’t going to rush out to buy the album. The fact that she had a very buzzed-about video because it recreated scenes from “Clueless” certainly helped.

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