Frozen Soundtrack Still No.1 on Billboard ChartsBy: Rachel Kolman - February 8, 2014
Disney’s Oscar-nominated, massively popular “Frozen” soundtrack is still the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 94,000 copies last week, for a total of four weeks now spent at the top position. (Number 2 belongs to the “2014 Grammy Nominees” compilation album.) This is huge for the animated film, as the last soundtrack to spend four weeks at the top was 2003’s “Bad Boys II.”
To date, “Frozen” has now sold 863,000 copies. It has not sold less than 80,000 in over two months. If “Frozen” spends a fifth week at No. 1, (which seems likely, with the success of the film’s new sing-a-long shows hitting theaters), it will be the longest-running soundtrack at No.1 since 1996’s “Waiting to Exhale.”
The soundtrack features original songs from songwriting couple Robert and Kristen Lopez, who’ve composed for The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q. Tony award winner Idina Menzel sings on the popular hit “Let It Go” – which is nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. (The film is also nominated for Best Animated Feature, which it won for at the Golden Globes.)
The success of the soundtrack is no doubt supported by 1,000 sing-a-long shows that have opened up across the country, as well as the massive critical success since its Thanksgiving debut (the largest debut ever for a Disney film.) The film stars Kristen Bell as Anna, a fearless optimist who sets off on an epic journey across the snow-covered kingdom to find her sister, Elsa (voiced my Menzel). Fans can watch Menzel perform “Let It Go” at the Academy Awards on March 2nd.
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