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‘Encanto’ Soundtrack Rises to #1 on Billboard 200 – Billboard

Animated Musical Music by Walt Disney Encanto 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (January 15), as the set jumped 7-1 in its sixth week on the list. This is the first soundtrack to hit #1 in over two years – since Disney’s own Frozen II topped the list for a week, on the chart December 14, 2019.

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Encanto earned 72,000 album-equivalent units in the US for the week ending January 6 (up 76%), according to MRC Data. The group’s streaming of songs led to the bulk of that total.

The Billboard 200 charts the week’s most popular albums in the United States based on multi-index sales measured in equivalent album units. Units include album sales, track equivalent album (TEA) and streaming album equivalent (SEA). Each unit is equivalent to one album sale or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported official audio and video streams or 1,250 subscriptions/paid on-demand generated by songs on the album. New chart January 15, 2022 (where Encanto Hit #1) will be fully posted on BillboardsOur website January 11. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Belong to Encanto72,000 album-equivalent units were earned in the US for the week ending January 6, units in SEA included 58,000 (91% increase; equaling 87.69 million official on-demand streams of tracks of the series), album sales were 11,000 (up 33%) and TEA units accounted for 3,000 (up 33%). The two most popular songs of the week of the album, by the SEA unit, are “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure.” “Bruno” and “Surface” are both debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 8th and will jump to the list on January 15th.

The Encanto soundtrack, with songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was released on November 19, before the film hits US theaters on November 24. It was released via the Disney+ streaming service a month later – which could potentially help the album. exposure and promotion during the last two weeks of follow-up. A week ago, album 110-7 . leap after its premiere on Disney+.

The sixth anime soundtrack hit #1: Encanto It’s only the sixth animated soundtrack to hit the number one spot since the Billboard 200 began publishing weekly in 1956. Encanto follow Frozen II (one week at number 1, 2019), frozen (13 weeks, 2014), Jack Johnson‘S Curious George (one, 2006), Pocahontas (one, 1995), Lion King (10, 1994-95). (All but Curious George is a Disney movie.)

Over Two Years Between the No.1 Soundtracks: It’s been two years and a month since the soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 (since Frozen II #1 for a week on the chart December 14, 2019). It’s the longest time the chart has gone without a soundtrack at #1 since the two-year and six-month gap between Bad Boys IIFourth and final week at #1 (August 23, 2003) and Johnson’s Curious George The soundtrack peaked a week (February 25, 2006).

Rare #1 album Debuted at number 1: Remarkable, Encanto is a rare example of a Billboard 200 chart-topping album not debuting at number one. Encanto debuted at number 197 on the chart on December 11, 2020, then moved to number 162-179-110-7-1. Most albums that hit #1 on the charts do so by debuting at #1. Last album climb to 1st place, before Encanto, to be The Kid LAROI‘S F*ck Love, on the chart August 7, 2021. It peaked at #1 for its 53rd week – after several deluxe re-releases featuring additional tracks. (F*ck Love debuted at number 8 on the chart August 8, 2020.)

Reflecting trends in soundtracks, which can resonate with their parent films, Encanto is the first album to debut outside of the top 10 to take the number 1 spot since Frozen II ranked at number 15 on the chart November 30, 2019 and reached number one for the third week (December 14, 2019). The last album to debut outside the top 40 and take the number 1 spot was the soundtrack of The greatest performer, debuted at number 71 on the charts on December 30, 2017 and peaked at number one for its fourth week (January 13, 2018).

It’s amazing, like Encanto debuted at number 197, this is only the third album to debut between numbers 197-200 reaching number 1. Led Zeppelin‘S Led Zeppelin II debuted at number 199 on November 8, 1969, and reached number one for the eighth week (December 27, 1969). Before, MonkeysHeadquarters bowed at number 197 on June 10, 1967, and reached number one for the third week (June 24, 1967).

Adeletopping the charts 30 the album dropped to #2 after spending its first six weeks on the Billboard 200 at #1. It earned 57,000 album-equivalent units for the week ending January 6 (down 43 percent).

Morgan Wallenformer number 1 Danger: Double Album celebrates a full year on the chart, as it rose 5-3 with 42,000 (down 4%) in its 52nd week on the chart. It debuted at #1 on the January 23, 2021 list and spent 10 weeks topping the count. Recently, it closed in 2021 as the most MRC Data Popular album of the year.

Many albums at this time of year, like Danger. On the new chart, there isn’t a single Christmas album to make the list – while last week there were 37 albums on the chart, including five in the top 10.

Danger: Double Album has now accumulated 51 consecutive weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 – the most of any country album by a male artist. It passed 50 weeks Garth BrooksRopin the Wind collected in 1991-92. Among all the country groups, Taylor Swift‘S Not fear had the most weeks in the top 10, with 58, followed by Shania Twain‘S Until yesterday (53), and then Danger.

Out of all the categories, Danger only the seventh album released since 2000 to spend 50 weeks in the top 10. Of all the albums released since January 2000, only Adele’s 21 (84 weeks), Swift’s 1989 (59), Swift’s Not fear (58), Ed Sheeran‘S ÷ (Divide) (53), Lady Gaga‘S The famous (51), Post Malone‘S Hollywood’s Bleeding (50) and Danger logged in for at least 50 weeks in the top 10.

The next trio of former No. 1s on the Billboard 200, like Olivia Rodrigo‘S Sour was the non-leader at #4 (earned 41,000 album-equivalent units; down 10%), Swift’s Red (Taylor’s version) down 3-5 (38,000; down 19%) and drake‘S Certified Lover increased 11-6 (37,000; up 2%).

Cat Doja‘S Her Planet increased 15-7 with 34,000 album equivalent units (up 5%).

Weekendsynthesizing hits Highlights up 13-8 with 34,000 units (up less than 1%). The Weeknd will make his Billboard 200 debut January 22 with his surprise new studio album, Dawn FM, was released with little warning on January 7th. The series is available through streaming services and as a digital downloadable album for purchase. Its CD edition is due out January 28, while the cassette and vinyl LP edition is scheduled for April 29. Dawn FM bowing at #1, it would mark The Weeknd’s fifth attempt to top the chart and eighth in the top 10 overall. (All of his chart entries make the top 4 of the list.)

The new top 10 on the Billboard 200 is WRLD Juice‘S Fight with demons (September 12 with 31,000 album-equivalent units; 15% off) and WOOD Poloformer number 1 Hall of Fame (October 20; 27,000 units, down 3%).

https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/encanto-soundtrack-number-one-billboard-200-chart-1235016951/ ‘Encanto’ Soundtrack Rises to #1 on Billboard 200 – Billboard

Dais Johnston

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