SoundScanner: Frozen Is Still On Top, But Foster The People And Skrillex Go Strong

by (@grahamorama)

soundscan_1

It’s springtime, but the SoundScan charts are still under a deep freeze. That’s because the Frozen soundtrack is still going strong, and this week had its biggest sales week yet, thanks to the billion-dollar-movie-that-could’s release on DVD last week. Elsewhere, a slew of albums debut in this week’s Top 10 and everybody is still singing along to “Happy.” SoundScanner digs in!

Frozen hotter than ever: The Frozen soundtrack isn’t melting away anytime soon. Spurred by the movie’s release on DVD and Blu-Ray last week, the soundtrack explodes on this week’s Nielsen SoundScan Top Current Albums chart, scoring its best sales week to-date. The set sold 202,000 copies, more than doubling its total last week, and more than tripling the week’s second place finisher. In addition, several of the album’s singles enjoy sales surges on the Digital Songs chart, including “Let It Go” (No. 4, up 37 percent),”Do You Want to Build a Snowman” (No. 21, up 35 percent) and “For the First Time in Forever” (No. 31, up 60 percent). This week marks the soundtrack’s seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1, and it has sold 1.63 million copies to date.   

Foster the People, Skrillex debut high: While Frozen rules this week’s chart, six albums make their debuts in the Top 10. Leading the pack is Compton rapper YG, whose debut album My Krazy Life debuts at No. 2 with 61,000 sales. Next up is Foster the People’s sophomore set, Supermodel, which arrives at a career-best No. 3 with 54,000 sales. Grammy winner and EDM champ Skrillex lands at No. 4 with his first full-length album Recess, which sold 47,000 copies, while Taylor Momsen-led rockers The Pretty Reckless take the No. 5 spot with their second album, Going to Hell, which sold 35,000 copies. Sex and Love, the latest set from Enrique Iglesias, settles in at No. 8 with 24,000, while Long Island rock group Taking Back Sunday finishes out the week’s top debuts at No. 10 with Happiness Is, which sold 22,000 units.