Frozen Soundtrack Has The Most Weeks At #1 On Billboard 200 Since Titanic Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.26.2014
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The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen is back at #1 on the Billboard 200, its fifth nonconsecutive week on top. It has the most weeks at #1 for a soundtrack since Titanic had sixteen weeks in a row in 1998 from January 24 to May 9. It sold 89,000 copies. Last week it was at #2 with 100,000 copies.
The Billboard 200 began using Soundscan on May 25, 1991. Since then, only five soundtracks have spent five weeks on top: Frozen, Titanic, Waiting to Exhale (five weeks in 1996), The Lion King (ten weeks in 1994 and 1995) and The Bodyguard (20 weeks in 1992 and 1993). The last film to get four weeks on top was Bad Boys II in 2003. The leader for most weeks at #1 is West Side Story, which had 54 weeks in 1962 and 1963. It also has the most weeks at #1 for any album.
Frozen is in its thirteenth week on the chart and has spent eight weeks in the top two. The last album to have more time in the area is Taylor Swift's Red, which had ten weeks between November 10, 2012, and January 12, 2013.
Debuting at #3 this week is Cole Swindell with his self-titled album. It is #2 on the Top Country Albums chart, behind Eric Church's The Outsiders. His single "Chillin' It" was #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart last week and is 3-2 on the Country Airplay chart.
Coming in at #9 is Issues with their own self-titled album, selling 22,000 copies. It follows the Black Diamonds EP, which sold 41,000 copies since it was released in 2012. The band is signed to Rise Records, which makes this the labels third top ten album after Of Mice & Men's Restoring Force (#4 on February 14) and Sleeping With Sirens' Feel (#3 on the June 22, 2013, chart).
1. Frozen soundtrack (89,000)
2. Eric Church - The Outsiders (74,000)
3. Cole Swindell - Cole Swindell (63,000)
4. Now 49 (45,000)
5. Beyonce - Beyonce (35,000)
6. Lorde - Pure Heroine (30,000)
7. Katy Perry - Prism (26,000)
8. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox (23,000)
9. Issues - Issues (22,000)
10. Toni Braxton & Babyface - Love, Marriage & Divorce (21,000)
The Toni Braxton & Babyface album has earned a total of 121,000 in the past three weeks. This is almost in the same region as Braxton's 2010 album Pulse (156,000).
Album sales totaled 4.8 million copies, down 11% from last week (5.4 million) and down 12% compared to last year (5.5 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 37.7 million, down 15% compared with the same total at this point last year (44.6 million).