"Frozen" sold 94,000 copies last week according to figures
from Nielsen SoundScan, marking a fourth non-consecutive week at
No. 1 on Billboard 200. The film, a tale of two Scandinavian
princess sisters forced to save their kingdom from an
everlasting winter, also raked in $9.3 million at the box office
last weekend with its new sing-along version.
It is the first film soundtrack to spend four weeks at the top
of the album chart in a decade, Billboard said. The last album
to do the same was the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack in August 2003,
spending four consecutive weeks at No. 1.
"Frozen" continued to hold off the official "2014 Grammy
Nominees" album, which held steady at No. 2 with sales of 87,000
copies. The Grammy awards on January 26 did boost sales of its
performers, as albums from Lorde, Beyonce, Imagine Dragons, Katy
Perry and Daft Punk all featured in the top 10 this week.
Perry's single "Dark Horse," which she performed on the Grammy
stage with rapper Juicy J, held the top spot on the Digital
Songs chart this week, with 373,000 downloads.
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Bruno Mars, who won a Grammy and also performed at the Super Bowl
halftime show on Sunday, watched by a record-breaking 115.3 million
viewers, saw his album "Unorthodox Jukebox" climb from No. 18 to No.
7 this week.
Only two new albums debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 this
week. Heavy metal group Of Mice & Men's latest album "Restoring
Force" came in at No. 4 while Christian rock band Casting Crowns
landed at No. 6 with its latest record "Thrive."
For the week ending February 2, overall album sales notched 4.6
million units, down 12 percent from the comparable week in 2013,
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; editing by
Mary Milliken and Cynthia Osterman)
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