Walt Disney Records’ Frozen II soundtrack album breaks the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtracks chart, as it racks up its 45th nonconsecutive week atop the list (dated Nov. 7).
The album, the companion set to the 2019 film Frozen II, ices out the previous record holder, the soundtrack to 2013’s Frozen, on the same label, with 44 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.
The Soundtracks chart ranks the most popular soundtrack albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
The weekly Soundtracks chart began on June 30, 2001, as an album sales-only-ranked chart, and transitioned to an equivalent album units-ranked tally on Feb. 11, 2017.
Frozen II has never ranked lower than No. 2 on the weekly Soundtracks chart since its debut on the list (at No. 2) on Nov. 30, 2019.
Tied for the third-most weeks at No. 1 on the Soundtracks chart are the 2000 album O Brother, Where Art Thou? and 2017’s The Greatest Showman, each with 34 weeks at No. 1.
Frozen II, Frozen, O Brother and The Greatest Showman also have something else in common – all four topped the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the most popular overall albums of the week.
In total, Frozen II has earned 1.3 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 371,000 are in album sales. The album features musical contributions from Frozen II stars Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel and more.
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By Keith Caulfield via BILLBOARD