'Frozen' Soundtrack Still Tops Billboard 200, Holds Off 'Grammy Nominees' Album
"Frozen (2013)" soundtrack is still unmoved at the peak of Billboard 200. More than two months after it was first released on November 25, 2013, the album rules the U.S. album chart for fourth non-consecutive week with another 94,000 copies (up 1%) sold in the week ending February 2, benefiting from the release of the movie's sing-along version on January 31.
It marks the first theatrical film soundtrack to spend four weeks atop the chart in more than 10 years. The last album which achieved such feat was "Bad Boys II", which topped the chart for four consecutive weeks in August 2003.
"Frozen" soundtrack once again blocks the "2014 Grammy Nominees" album from claiming the throne. The compilation album stays at No. 2 with 87,000 (up 47%) copies sold, after debuting on the same position last week.
New entries this week are Of Mice & Men's "Restoring Force" and Casting Crowns' "Thrive" which sit at No. 4 (51,000) and No. 6 (43,000) respectively. For the former, it's the best sales week so far, topping their 2011's "The Flood" which only peaked at No. 28. As for Casting Crowns, it marks their fifth top 10 effort. The album also debuts at No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart.
The rest of the spots in the Top 10 belong to holdovers. Lorde's "Pure Heroine" climbs two positions from No. 5 to No. 3 with 68,000 (up 86%), likely boosted by her two wins at Grammy Awards. Beyonce Knowles' self-titled album is pushed back 1 position to No. 5 with less than 1% increase in sales (48,000 copies).
Also enjoying the boost from the recent Grammy Awards is Bruno Mars, whose "Unorthodox Jukebox" gains a 180% surge in sales. With 42,000 copies sold, the album flies from No. 18 to No. 7. The Hawaii-born singer recently also headlined the Super Bowl Halftime show.
Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" rises 11-8 with 39,000 (up 65%), thanks to the exposure when they performed at Grammys and last week's "Saturday Night Live". With 22% increase (a little more than 30,000), Katy Perry's "Prism" holds steady at No. 9. Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories", meanwhile, jumps 39-10 with 30,000 (up 300%) following their best album win at the February 2 ceremony.
- "Frozen (2013)" Soundtrack - Various Artists (94,000)
- The "2014 Grammy Nominees" Album - Various Artists (87,000)
- "Pure Heroine" - Lorde (68,000)
- "Restoring Force" - Of Mice & Men (51,000)
- "Beyonce" - Beyonce Knowles (48,000)
- "Thrive" - Casting Crowns (43,000)
- "Unorthodox Jukebox" - Bruno Mars (42,000)
- "Night Visions" - Imagine Dragons (39,000)
- "Prism" - Katy Perry (a little more than 30,000 copies)
- "Random Access Memories" - Daft Punk (30,000)
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