'Now 50' ousts Frozen from No. 1 on Billboard 200 album chart

The Frozen Disney princesses were toppled from the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday by the latest instalment of the Now That's What I Call Music! compilation franchise. -- FILE PHOTO: WALT DISNEY PICTURES
The Frozen Disney princesses were toppled from the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday by the latest instalment of the Now That's What I Call Music! compilation franchise. -- FILE PHOTO: WALT DISNEY PICTURES

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The Frozen Disney princesses were toppled from the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday by the latest instalment of the Now That's What I Call Music! compilation franchise.

The 50th edition of the compilation which features hit songs from Pharrell, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars, sold 153,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

The Frozen movie soundtrack from Walt Disney, which has dominated the Billboard 200 chart this year with 13 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1, dropped to No. 2 this week with 99,000 in sales.

Other new albums in the top 10 this week include country singer Hunter Hayes at No. 3 with Storyline, Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan at No. 4 with Shine On, and rapper Tech N9ne's collaborative album Strangeulation at No. 5.

Rap group Atmosphere's Southsiders debuted at No. 8, and guitarist Carlos Santana's Latin rock band Santana entered at No. 9 with Corazon. For the week ended May 11, overall album sales totaled 4.1 million, down 17 per cent from the comparable week in 2013, Billboard said.

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