The Frozen soundtrack just surpassed the four million sales mark, according to Nielsen Music. The soundtrack spent thirteen non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200, and this week marks its 70th week on the chart (currently Number 50 on the chart). Frozen is the most recent soundtrack to hit an excess of four million sales since Disney’s High School Musical soundtrack in 2006. The lead single “Let It Go” sold 6,000 digital copies this week, bringing its sales to over four million as well.
Walt Disney’s Frozen soundtrack was released two years ago. It entered the Billboard 200 chart at Number 18, before it went on its Number 1 domination. The project released the single version of “Let It Go,” which was performed by Demi Lovato. Lovato’s version was moderately successful by reaching Number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, but Idina Menzel’s film version of “Let It Go” is the version consumers really responded to. Therefore, Menzel’s version was released as a single in January of last year.
Besides recently surpassing four million in single sales, “Let It Go” reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 too. The single also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song (2014), and it won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at this year’s ceremony. Along with “Let It Go,” Frozen features 22 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. Two editions of the soundtrack were released as well; a single-disc edition and a deluxe two-disc edition. The deluxe two-disc version features demo recordings, unused recording outtakes, and instrumentals.
At the end of last year, the Frozen soundtrack was in a battle against Taylor Swift’s 1989 for the best-selling album of 2014. Frozen was the top-selling album for the entire year (2014), except for the last week of December. During the final sales tracking week, Swift’s 1989 edged the Frozen soundtrack by 130,000 sales. The battle for the best-selling album of 2014 was the closet race to end the year since 2009.
In 2009, Swift’s Fearless was in a battle against Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream for the best-selling album of that year. In the end, Swift’s Fearless beat Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream by 113,000 copies. To date, Taylor Swift has won the title of best-selling album twice, which makes her just the third artist to win the honor (Adele and Eminem are the other artists).
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