Frozen Gets Tenth Week On Top Of Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.16.2014
Frozen is now at its tenth nonconsecutive week on the Billboard 200, selling 133,000 copies. It's down 11% from last week, when it sold 149,000. The album has also sold 2.1 million copies overall.
It's now only one of eleven albums to spend ten weeks at #1 since May 25, 1991 (since the chart started using SoundScan). Four of the albums are soundtracks: Frozen, Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard (20 weeks at #1), Titanic (16 weeks) and The Lion King (10 weeks). Frozen is tied with The Lion King for the most weeks at #1 for an animated film soundtrack. Frozen has had the most weeks at #1 since Adele's 21 had 24 nonconsecutive weeks in 2011 and 2012. Its last week was at #1 on June 23, 2012.
At #2 is Pharrell Williams' G.I.R.L., which is up seven slots with 29,000. Pharrell performed on ABC's Good Morning America On April 7, was profiled on CBS' Sunday Morning on April 13, and appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live on April 5. It debuted at #2 on March 22 and hasn't left the top 10 after six weeks. However, it had the smallest weekly amount for a #2 album since Foo Fighters' Wasting Light had #2 on May 14, 2011.
The divide between the #1 and #2 album is incredibly large. Frozen sold 353% more than G.I.R.L. The last time the percentage was higher and the #1 wasn't a new entry was on September 8, 2007. The High School Musical 2 soundtrack was at #1 and sold 507% more than the #2 album, Talib Kweli's Eardrum(307,000 vs. 60,000).
1. Frozen soundtrack (133,000)
2. Pharrell Williams - G.I.R.L (26,000)
3. 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect (26,000)
4. MercyMe - Welcome to the New (26,000)
5. Black Label Society - Catacombs of the Black Vatican (almost 26,000)
6. SoMo - SoMo (23,000)
7. Martina McBride - Everlasting (21,000)
8. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party (19,000)
9. Shakira - Shakira (17,000)
10. Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good times (17,000)
Album sales this past week totaled 4.3 million copies, down 11% comapred to last week (4.9 million) and down 21% compared to last year (5.4 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 70.9 million, down 17 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (85.1 million).