Disney’s Frozen 2 proves something that very few sequels have: That 2 is indeed better than 1.
According to Billboard.com, Frozen 2 just beat its predecessor’s record for the most weeks ever spent as #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack Charts. 45 non-consecutive weeks!
“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…
“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 Original Frozen (2013) is now sent to the #2 all-time spot, racking up 44 non-consecutive weeks as #1. O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Greatest Showman are tied for third place at just 34 non-consecutive weeks.
With such emotion-driving songs from the tear-jerking “Show Yourself” to the hilarious “Lost in the Woods,” and its connection to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ outstandingly popular Frozen franchise, it is little wonder why this album has broken this record.
Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell (Princess Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and Idina Menzel (Queen Elsa), songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez followed their success with songs that now officially outperformed instant classics like “Let it Go” and “For the First Time in Forever.”
We at Inside the Magic wish to congratulate all who were a part of this phenomenal album and the success it has rightfully earned.
Are you surprised Frozen 2‘s soundtrack surpassed Frozen‘s? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!