Frozen keeps icy grip on top spot of Billboard album sales chart
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A pair of animated singing princesses kept the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 chart of best-selling albums on Wednesday, ahead of Grammy-winning artists, as a new sing-along version of Disney's Frozen propelled sales of the soundtrack album.
Frozen sold 94,000 copies last week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, marking a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard 200. The film, a tale of two Scandinavian princess sisters forced to save their kingdom from an everlasting winter, also raked in US$9.3 million (S$11.8 million) at the box office last weekend with its new sing-along version.
It is the first film soundtrack to spend four weeks at the top of the album chart in a decade, Billboard said. The last album to do the same was the Bad Boys II soundtrack in August 2003, spending four consecutive weeks at No. 1.
Frozen continued to hold off the official 2014 Grammy Nominees album, which held steady at No. 2 with sales of 87,000 copies. The Grammy awards on Jan 26 did boost sales of its performers, as albums from Lorde, Beyonce, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry and Daft Punk all featured in the top 10 this week.