"Frozen," led by its Oscar-winning hit song "Let It Go," sold
133,000 copies in its 20th week on the chart, according to
figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
This is the 10th non-consecutive week at the top of the chart
for the "Frozen" soundtrack, which has seen rare sales growth
months after its release in November 2013.
Disney's "The Lion King" soundtrack topped the Billboard chart
for 10 weeks in 1994, and "Frozen" is only one of 11 albums that
have spent that duration at No. 1 since Nielsen SoundScan began
tracking sales for the chart in 1991.
The film has also dominated the global box office, crossing the
$1 billion mark last month and becoming the highest-grossing
animated film of all time.
The "Frozen" soundtrack far outsold the No. 2 album on the
Billboard 200 chart this week, R&B singer Pharrell's "G I R L,"
which sold 29,000 copies and climbed the chart from No. 9.
The singer performed a star-studded set over the weekend at the
Coachella music festival, that was also live-streamed on the
Pharrell's hit song "Happy" also topped the digital songs chart
with 257,000 downloads over the past week, bringing its total
sales of more than 4.2 million.
New albums in the top 10 this week include Christian rock group
MercyMe with "Welcome to the New" at No. 4 and heavy metal
rockers Black Label Society at No. 5 with "Catacombs of the
Black Vatican." R&B singer SoMo entered the chart at No. 6 with
his self-titled album, and country singer Martina McBride
notched No. 7 with "Everlasting."
Total album sales for the week ending April 13 was 4.3 million
copies, down 21 percent from the comparable week in 2013,
(Editing by Eric Kelsey; editing by David Gregorio)
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