"Frozen" tops The Billboard 200 for the second straight week. It's the first soundtrack to spend two weeks on top since "Dreamgirls" in 2007. It's the first soundtrack to an animated movie to spend two or more weeks on top since "The Lion King" roared for 10 weeks in 1994-1995.
"Frozen" is #1 on Top Soundtracks for the seventh week. The movie has ranked in the top three at the box-office for seven straight weekends.
"Frozen" sold 55K digital copies this week, which also puts it at #1 on Top Digital Albums for the second week.
Beyonce's "Beyonce" holds at #2 for the second week. The album tops 1.5 million in sales in this, its fifth week. That is by the fastest that a Beyonce album has reached 1.5 million. Her 2003 solo debut, "Dangerously In Love," took 13 weeks to hit 1.5M. 2006's "B'Day" took 14 weeks. 2008's "I Am…Sasha Fierce" took seven weeks. 2011's "4" has yet to sell 1.5M (It's up to 1,389,000.)
Kid Ink's "My Own Lane" debuts at #3. It's the rapper's second full-length album. His first, "Up & Away," reached #20 in 2012. Kid Ink is the third artist whose name begins with the word "Kid" to chart as high as #3. He follows Kid Cudi and Kid Rock. Kid Ink's current single, "Show Me" (featuring Chris Brown) jumped into the top 40 on last week's Hot 100.
Lorde's "Pure Heroine" holds at #5 for the second week. The album tops the 500K mark in digital sales this week. It has sold 766K copies overall.
Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" rebounds from #13 to #8. The album has sold 806K copies. (By way of comparison, Cyrus' previous album, "Can't Be Tamed," has sold just 350K copies.)
"Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J jumps to #1 on Hot Digital Songs (243K), displacing "Timber" by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha (227K). Will "Dark Horse" zoom from #6 to #1 on the Hot 100 or will "Timber" hold on for a second week? You'll find out later today when we post my Songs blog.
Here's a recap of this week's top 10 albums.
The Top Five: The "Frozen" soundtrack holds at #1 for the second week in its seventh week (86K). This is its fifth week in the top 10…Beyonce's "Beyonce" holds at #2 for the second week in its fifth week (79K). It has been in the top five the entire time… Kid Ink's "My Own Lane" debuts at #3 (50K). It's his first top 10 album…Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" dips from #3 to #4 in its 10th week (36K). It has been in the top 10 the entire time…Lorde's "Pure Heroine" holds at #5 for the second week in its 15th week (33K). This is its 10th week in the top 10.
The Second Five: One Direction's "Midnight Memories" holds at #6 for the second week in its seventh week (24K). It has been in the top 10 the entire time… Katy Perry's "Prism" drops from #4 to #7 in its 12th week (23K). This is its 11th week in the top 10…Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" rebounds from #13 to #8 in its 14th week (20K). This is its seventh week in the top 10… Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" inches up from #10 to #9 in its 71st week (17K). This is its 22nd week in the top 10…R. Kelly's "Black Panties" rebounds from #11 to #10 in its fifth week (17K). This is its second week in the top 10.
Three albums drop out of the top 10 this week. Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" drops from #7 to #13. OneRepublic's "Native" drops from #8 to #17. "Now 48" drops from #9 to #15.
Florida Georgia Line's "Here's To The Good Times" rebounds from #16 to #12 in its 58th week. The album returns to #1 on Top Country Albums, displacing Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party." This is its ninth week on top of that chart. That's the longest run by any album since Taylor Swift's "Red" had 16 weeks on top in 2012-2013. It's the longest run by a debut album since "Taylor Swift" had 24 weeks on top in 2007-2008. It's the longest run at #1 for an album by an ongoing duo in chart history. (One collabo had a longer run on top: Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson's "Waylon & Willie," which stayed on top for 11 weeks in 1978.)
The "Inside Llewyn Davis" soundtrack jumps from #23 to #14 in its fifth week. It's the second soundtrack to a film written by Joel & Ethan Coen to crack the top 20. "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" spent 55 weeks in the top 20 in 2001-2002 (including two weeks at #1 after it won the Grammy for Album of the Year.
"Foreverly" by Billie Joe Armstrong + Norah Jones jumps from #33 to #19 in its seventh week, two weeks after the death of Phil Everly. The Everly Brothers had three top 20 albums from 1958 to 1960.
John Newman's "Tribute" debuts at #24. The album hit #1 on The U.K.'s Official Albums Chart in September. It features "Love Me Again," which hit #1 on The U.K.'s Official Singles Chart in July. Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads reached the top 10 in 1987 with an album titled "Tribute." It was a tribute to Rhoads, a guitarist who had died in a plane crash in 1982.
"Pitch Perfect" drops from #52 to #56 in its 64th chart week. It this week surpasses "Twilight" to become the best-selling soundtrack in digital history. Both albums have sold 739K digital copies, when rounded off to the nearest thousand. These are the only movie or TV soundtracks that are listed on Nielsen SoundScan's running list of the 100 best-selling albums in digital history (though "Frozen" may well crack the list next week, and certainly will within two weeks).
"Twilight" has sold more copies overall (combining CDs and digital copies). It has sold 2,802,000 total copies, compared to 1,017,000 copies for "Pitch Perfect." CDs account for 73% of the sales of "Twilight" (with digital accounting for 26% and LPs accounting for a sliver). The breakdown is reversed with "Pitch Perfect." CDs account for just 27% of its sales (with digital accounting for the other 73%).
Adele's "21" rebounds from #71 to #58 in its 151st week. The album moves up to #1 on Top Catalog Albums (in its sixth week on that chart). Adele's previous album, "19," logged 41 weeks at #1 on the catalog chart in 2011-2012. "21" has sold 10,857,000 copies.
Ellie Goulding's "Halcyon" rebounds from #107 to #74 in its 55th chart week. The album logs its second week at #1 on The U.K.'s Official Albums Chart. This surpasses Goulding's first album, "Lights," which spent one week at #1 in the U.K.
Eric Clapton's "Crossroads Guitar Festival" logs its fourth week at #1 on Top Music Videos.
Coming Attractions: Bruce Springsteen "High Hopes" will be among next week's top new entries. Also due: Kidz Bop Kids' "Kidz Bop 25," Jennifer Nettles' "That Girl," Broken Bells' "After The Disco," Switchfoot's "Fading West," Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings' "Give The People What They Want," Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Songs From The Movie," Rosanne Cash's "The River & The Thread" and Jon Pardi's "Write You A Song."