Frozen Soundtrack, Beyoncé Are Top Sellers
January 8, 2014


Beyoncé
The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen rises to #1 on the sales chart this week, selling 165,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It rises from #4 last week, and marks the first soundtrack to reach #1 in a year, since Les Misérables did it in January 2013. Moreover, Frozen is just the fourth animated film soundtrack to reach #1 since the Billboard 200 chart became a regularly published weekly barometer in 1956, the magazine reports. Frozen also bumps Beyoncé's self-titled album from the #1 position, down to #2 in its fourth chart week, with another 130,000 copies sold. The unannounced, surprise December release spent its first three weeks at #1, and has now sold 1.43 million.

As for the rest of the Top 10 this week, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is #3 with 55,000, Katy Perry's Prism is #4 with 51,000, and Lorde's Pure Heroine is #5 with 46,000. One Direction's Midnight Memories slides to #6 with 45,000, and Luke Bryan's Crash My Party rises back up to #7 with 43,000. OneRepublic's Native album returns to the Top 10 for the first time since April of 2013, moving up to #8 with 35,000 sold. The Now 48 compilation is #9 with 34,000, and Imagine Dragons' Night Visions closes out the Top 10, shifting 31,000 units.

In other sales news, Adele's smash hit 21 has become the first-ever digital album to sell over three million copies, a representative from Nielsen SoundScan confirmed to Rolling Stone. Back in 2012, 21 reached another significant sales milestone when it became only the 21st album in history to sell more than 10 million copies.




 
Music News
Rick Ross to Drop Surprise LP This Week
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus / Saturday Night Live, Made In America Festival, Tori Kelly, The SpongeBob Musical
Taylor Swift Wins Big At MTV VMAs
Rockers Disturbed Earn Fifth #1 Album
FMQB Photo Pass: Van Halen
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Debuts New Single
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Adele, OMI
Demi Lovato Feeling "Confident" on Fifth LP
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Soundgarden
Pharrell, Demi Lovato & More Added To MTV VMAs Lineup
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, HBO, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas
MTV To Honor Kanye West
Quick Hits: One Direction, Missy Elliott / The Voice, Azealia Banks, Meg Myers, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds
Dr. Dre Issues Apology To "The Women I've Hurt"
Breaking News
National Radio Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015 Revealed
On The Verge Artist Hailee Steinfeld Debuts As Highest Female Solo Artist On Mediabase
In Brief - September 1, 2015
August 31, 2015
Scooter Braun Joins NASH Next Country Music Talent Competition
In Brief - August 31, 2015
August 28, 2015
iHeartMedia Promotes Hardin, Zellner and Maynard
WZMP (96.5 AMP Radio)/Philly New Line-Up Announced
KLUC/Las Vegas Adds Kayla To Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo
88Nine Radio Milwaukee Promotes Ken Sumka To APD & Justin Barney to MD
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, iHeartRadio joins Chegg for Music101 Series
Mark “Shark” Ediss Named Afternoon Drive Host At Y100/Savannah
August 27, 2015
Cumulus Goes Underground Alternative In New Orleans
August 26, 2015
Subaru Embraces HD Radio Receivers
Cort Johnson Named APD/Morning Co-Host on 101.9 KINK/Portland
Howard Stern Presents "Booey 25" On SiriusXM Channels
August 25, 2015
Sony Music Entertainment Acquires Century Group
UMG Names Jeffrey Remedios President & CEO/Universal Music Canada
Where Hip Hop Lives App Now Available to International Audiences
August 24, 2015
Leslie Scott Named Program Director Of KNDD/Seattle
Rdio Launches “Promoted Music Experiences” With Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
Report: Radio Has 30 Million Amplifiers Nationwide
In Brief - August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015
eQB NOW
FMQB NOW

Mike McVay
SVP/Content & Programming
Cumulus Media

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!