SoundScanner: Aloe Blacc Makes Strong Showing With Debut Album

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Fans just can’t let it go. The Frozen soundtrack is No. 1 yet again on this week’s SoundScan chart, in a week where five new releases splash the Top 10. Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” still leads the singles chart, and a pair of artists with otherwise not a whole lot in common celebrate important sales milestones. For more, we turn to this week’s SoundScanner:

Frozen back at No. 1: The soundtrack to the billion dollar box office smash Frozen returns to No. 1 on SoundScan’s Top Current Albums chart this week, marking the album’s sixth non-consecutive week leading the chart. The album sold 99,000 copies this week, down just 1 percent from last week (when it was No. 3), bringing its total sales to 1.43 million. The movie’s DVD release this week could provide another boost in sales, so although spring is officially here, the charts could continue to remain under winter’s spell.

Luke Bryan, Aloe Blacc debut: Frozen leads a week where five albums make Top 10 debuts. Luke Bryan lands in the week’s runner-up slot with his latest Spring Break-themed EP – his sixth, if you’re counting at home – which sold 74,000 copies its first week. “The Man” singer Aloe Blacc has the week’s next top debut, coming in at No. 4 with Lift Your Spirit, which sold 45,000 copies and lands one spot behind last week’s No. 1, Rick Ross’ Mastermind. Stereolithic, the latest from rap-rock-reggae bros 311, comes in at No. 6 (41,000 sold), and Rise of an Empire, the new compilation album from Lil Wayne’s Young Money clique, lands at No. 7 (31,000). Sara Evans’ “Slow Me Down” rounds out the week’s top debuts, starting at No. 9 with 27,000 sales.

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