The soundtrack to “Encanto,” Disney’s new animated film, reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, replacing Adele’s “30” after a six-week run to the top.
The album “Encanto”, featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda that draw inspiration from salsa and hip-hop and are performed on traditional Colombian instruments, was released in November – initially landing at No. 197 – and went on to steadily climbed to the top. . Following the film’s streaming release on Disney + on Christmas Eve, the soundtrack entered Billboard’s Top 10.
One of his numbers, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, is currently the most listened to song on Spotify, beating a slew of new tracks from The Weeknd. (The Weeknd’s surprise album, “Dawn FM,” released on Friday with just days’ notice, is set to open with huge numbers in next week’s charts.)
The soundtrack “Encanto,” which also includes music from Germaine Franco’s film, achieved the equivalent of 72,000 sales in the United States last week, according to MRC Data, the tracking arm of Billboard. This total includes 88 million streams and 11,000 copies sold as a complete package. “Encanto” is the first soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts since “Frozen 2” at the end of 2019.
Adele’s “30” fell to No. 2, while Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” is No. 3 in its 52nd week of release. While Wallen has been publicly snubbed by the music industry after being filmed last year using a racial slurs – he received no Grammy nominations – “Dangerous” has been a huge hit, with loyalty. constant fans.
“Dangerous” was the most popular album of 2021, with the equivalent of 3.2 million US sales, according to MRC – largely beating “30” and other Olivia Rodrigo and Drake hits. Since its release last January, “Dangerous” has remained in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart every week except one, last month, when it was pushed back by a number of Christmas albums.
Wallen is expected to begin a tour of the arenas in February, including a date at Madison Square Garden on February 9.
Also this week, Rodrigo’s “Sour” is # 4 and Taylor Swift’s “(Taylor’s Version)” is # 5.