Frozen is the Best Selling Album of 2014

Courtesy of Disney
Courtesy of Disney

Walt Disney‘s Frozen soundtrack is the best selling album of 2014. The soundtrack was released in 2013 and has sold over 3.7 million copies. The Frozen soundtrack’s lead single, “Let It Go,” has a film and single version. On October 21, the single version, performed by Demi Lovato, was released. The song reached Number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and has sold over 1 million copies in the United States.

Due to overwhelming success, the film version of “Let It Go” was also released as a single. Idina Menzel performed the film version of the song, and it reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The film version of “Let It Go” was released in January 2014 and it has sold over 3.5 million copies. The copies sold include retail and digital sales. Foreign language translations of “Let It Go” were also released by the record company. Walt Disney Records debuted a remix EP of Frozen, which featured 4 songs from the soundtrack. Although the Frozen remix EP was not available in retail outlets, it topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart as a digital release. 

The Frozen soundtrack features twenty-two score pieces composed by Emmy Award winner, Christophe Beck. The soundtrack also features 10 original songs written and composed by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Walt Disney Records released two editions of the soundtrack; a single-disc edition, and a two-disc edition. The deluxe two-disc version features demo recordings, unused recording outtakes, and instrumentals. Disney’s Frozen soundtrack received an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song. 

The Frozen soundtrack not only reached Number 1 on the Billboard Album charts, but it topped the charts for 13 non-consecutive weeks. It is only the fourth soundtrack from an animated movie to achieve that kind of success. Frozen may have won a lot of awards and accolades, but it almost lost the best selling album of 2014 to Taylor Swift. The fight to be the top selling album was a very close race. While the Frozen soundtrack sold over 3.7 million copies, Taylor Swift’s 1989 sold a little over 3.46 million copies.