Frozen Soundtrack Likely to Spend 10th Week Atop Next Week’s Billboard 200 Chart
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.09.2014
The movie soundtrack is entering elite company…
Billboard reports that the Frozen movie soundtrack could hit a 10th nonconsecutive week at the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart.
If the Frozen soundtrack achieves the feat, it would join only 10 other albums that have spent at least 10 weeks in the top slot on the chart since Nielsen SoundScan first started keeping track of the point-of-sale data for the Billboard 200 chart. The last album to do so was Adele's 21, which had the No. 1 slot on the chart for 24 nonconsecutive weeks in 2011 and 2012. In the 58-year history of the Billboard 200, only 69 albums have spent 10 or more weeks at the No. 1 spot.
Frozen's tally for this week will likely be far ahead of all the other titles on the chart before the charting week ends on Sunday, April 13. Last week, Frozen topped the chart again after selling 149,000 copies as of April 6. The album could sell more than 100,000 copies for the week ending April 13.
The new top 10 will be released on Wednesday, April 16. The last movie soundtrack to top the charts for at least 10 weeks at No. 1 was Titanic, which had 16 straight weeks at No. 1 in 1998. If Frozen hits No. 1 again, it would tie The Lion King as the longest-running No. 1 animated film soundtrack.
Other albums set for significant debuts next week: Black Label Society's Catacombs of the Black Vatican is expected to sell between 25,000 to 30,000 copies; SoMo's self-titled album will likely sell around 25,000 copies; and MercyMe's Welcome to the New is expected to sell 20,000 copies.