Frozen Soundtrack Projected to Top Next Week’s Billboard 200 Chart for Record 11th Week
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.16.2014
Boosted by Easter Sunday sales…
Billboard reports that nothing the nigh-unstoppable juggernaut that is the official soundtrack for the movie Frozen will likely top next week's Billboard 200 chart for an 11th week. The red hot album is projected to sell a strong figure for the week ending April 20.
Sales for the album have reportedly been amplified for the Easter Sunday holiday because parents and families are purchasing gifts suitable for Easter baskets. The album is also being sold at Starbucks stores as well. The retailer began stocking the album on April 15, though some stores might have received it even earlier. The combination of both Easter Sunday and Starbucks will likely give the album a strong push. Last week, the Frozen soundtrack sold 133,000 copies for the week ending on April 13.
If the album hits the top of the charts for the 11th week, it would be the longest-running No. 1 animated film soundtrack of all time, surpassing the 10-week run for The Lion King. In addition, the the Disney Karaoke version of the soundtrack was released on April 15. That version could sell around 10,000 copies for the week ending April 20. The figure is reportedly very high for a karaoke set. The last time a Karaoke album hit over 10,000 copies was December 22, 2013 for the Tween Hits set from the Party Tyme Karaoke series. It sold just over 10,000 copies.
The highest new entry on the Billboard 200 chart will likely be August Alsina's debut album, Testimony. It's likely to sell between 50,000 to 60,000 copies. Ingrid Michaelson's Lights Out will likely be next with about 45,000 copies sold. Both sets are projected to debut in the top 10.