"Frozen," which has ridden the popularity of the film and its
hit song "Let It Go" by Broadway actress Idina Menzel, sold
149,000 copies last week to reach 1.9 million in U.S. sales
since its release in November 2013, according to figures
compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
It is 2014's biggest-selling album so far with about 1.6 million
copies sold this year.
"She Looks So Perfect," an EP (extended play) from 5 Seconds of
Summer, sold 143,000 copies in its opening week. The Aussie
quartet, which developed a strong following on YouTube, gained
international exposure as the opening act of popular boy band
Album "La Gargola" from rock group Chevelle entered the chart at
No. 3 with 45,000 in sales and singer-songwriter Christina
Perri's "Head or Heart" debuted at No. 4 with 40,000 in sales.
Other new releases in the top 10 include country duo Dan +
Shay's debut album "Where It All Began" at No. 6 with 29,000 in
sales and bluegrass group Nickel Creek's "A Dotted Line" at No.
7 with 27,000 in sales.
Last week's No. 2 album, the self-titled release from Colombian
pop star Shakira, fell to fifth with 29,000 in sales, a 66
Singer-producer Pharrell Williams' song "Happy," which is from
the soundtrack to the animated film "Despicable Me 2," was again
atop the digital songs chart with 284,000 downloads in the past
Overall album sales for the past week totaled 4.9 million, a 14
percent decline from the same week last year. Album sales so far
in 2014 total 66.6 million, a 16 percent decline from the same
period last year.
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; editing by Patricia Reaney and Lisa
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