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Now 49 compilation knocks Frozen from Billboard 200 top spot

Published on Feb 13, 2014 7:01 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The latest edition of the Now That's What I Call Music! franchise featuring chart hits by Lorde and Katy Perry debuted at the top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, pushing the Frozen film soundtrack off its pedestal.

Now 49, a 21-track compilation that includes songs by Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, sold 98,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

While Now 49 knocked Disney's Frozen film soundtrack down from the top spot to No. 2, the record that features the Oscar-nominated song Let It Go is still racking up strong sales, with another 88,000 copies sold in its 11th week since release.

Let It Go is No. 6 on Billboard's Digital Songs chart, which measures downloads.

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