Frozen Holds Still At #1 On Sales Tally
May 7, 2014

The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's Frozen remains solid at #1 on the sales chart this week, shifting another 106,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set spends a 13th non-consecutive week at #1, making Frozen one of only 39 albums in the history of the chart to have spent at least 13 weeks at the top, according to Billboard.com. Cumulative sales for Frozen now stand at 2.6 million.
 
At #2 on the chart is classical crossover violinist Lindsey Stirling, whose second album, Shatter Me, debuts with 56,000 in sales. Ray LaMontagne's Supernova enters the chart at #3 with 40,000, giving the singer/songwriter his third Top 10 effort. A live album from the Passion collective, Take It All, enters at #4 with 30,000. The album was recorded at the Passion Christian conferences held in Atlanta and Houston, and it features such stars of the genre as Chris Tomlin, Crowder and Matt Redman.

Iggy Azalea's The New Classic is #5 this week with 23,000, Pharrell Williams' G I R L is #6 with 22,000, and Rapper Future sits at #7 with Honest, moving 20,000 units. Pop duo Timeflies earns a #8 debut with its second album, After Hours, selling nearly 20,000. Luke Bryan's Crash My Party is #9 this week with 17,000, and filling out the Top 10 is Metal act Whitechapel with Our Endless War, selling 16,000 copies and giving the band
its best sales week and highest-charting album ever.

Also of note is the song "Problem" by Ariana Grande, which earns the eighth-largest debut ever for a digital download. "Problem" starts at #1 on the digital songs chart with 438,000 sold, according to Billboard. It's also the largest arrival for a song this year, and the biggest since Katy Perry's "Roar" debuted with 557,000 downloads in the week ending August 18, 2013.




 
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