Frozen Soundtrack Back At #1 On Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.19.2014
For the sixth week...
The Frozen soundtrack is once again #1 on the Billboard 200 for the sixth non-consecutive week, selling 99,000 copies. A week ago, the album was at #3 and sold 100,000. Is is the first album this year to sell a million copies (1.1 million, to be exact) and has sold 1.4 million overall after its November release. It sold 338,000 in 2013. It first hit #1 on January 18, which reflected the sales week that ended on January 5.
Frozen is only one of four soundtracks with six or more weeks on top since SoundScan began powering the chart in May 1991. The last one was Disney's The Lion King, which was on top for 10 nonconsecutive weeks in 1994 and 1995. The soundtrack with the most weeks at #1 (and the album with the most) is West Side Story, which was on top for 54 weeks in 1962 and 1963.
At #2 this week is Luke Bryan's Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever EP, which sold 74,000. It is a digital exclusive album that continues Bryan's Spring Break EP series, which started in 2009 with Spring Break With All My Friends. Last year he got #1 with Spring Break...Here To Party, a compilation of previously released songs in the series.
At #4 is Aloe Blacc with Lift Your Spirit, which sold a little over 45,000. His last album, 2010's Good Things, didn't chart. However, Blacc's Wake Me Up EP (Blacc provided the vocals on Avicci's song of the same name) hit #32 in January.
311 picked up its ninth top ten album with Stereolithic at #6. The band has had all nine of its non-live albums debut in the top 10 since 1997.
The Young Money group gets its second top 10 album with Rise of an Empire at #7 with 31,000. Their 2009 album We Are Young Money debuted with 142,000 during Christmas shopping week, which ended on December 27 of that year. That album debuted at #9.
Finally, Sara Evans comes in at #9 with Slow Me Down, which sold 27,000. It is her fourth top ten album and her fourth in a row, starting with 2005's Real Fine Place (which hit #3).
1. Frozen (99,000)
2. Luke Bryan - Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever (74,000)
3. Rick Ross - Mastermind (49,000)
4. Aloe Blacc - Lift Your Spirit (45,000)
5. Pharrell Williams - G.I.R.L. (45,000)
6. 311 - Stereolithic
7. Young Money - Rise of an Empire (31,000)
8. Lorde - Pure Heroine (27,000)
9. Sara Evans - Slow Me Down (27,000)
10. Eric Church - The Outsiders (23,000)
Album sales this week totaled 4.6 million units, down 8% from last week (5 million) and down 18% compared to last year (5.6 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 52.3 million, down 15% compared with the same total at this point last year (61.4 million).