For most of us, being a teenager means slogging through high school, struggling with adolescence and desperately hoping for a hot date for the school dance. However, there are some teenagers out there who are instant musical legends. It didn’t take them years of doing crappy gigs to get to the top; the 20 pop music prodigies on our list wrote and recorded landmark albums before they were even old enough to legally drink.
The soundtrack to the Disney smash Frozen returns to No. 1 on this week’s SoundScan sales chart, ending Eric Church‘s one week reign at the top. Meanwhile, Lorde hits a sales milestone even as overall album sales suffer. Here’s a look at this week’s sales news:
Taylor Swift might be BFFs with everyone, but it looks like her friendship with You Oughta Know artist Lorde is going the strongest. This weekend, Taylor posted a delightful photo of the two pop stars cavorting on the beach on Instagram with the caption, “Bare feet in the sand on Saturday…” and yesterday, the two were snapped by photographers shopping at trendy stores like Free People and Rag & Bone in Brentwood, California. It looks like the two have come a long way since Lorde told reporters that she thought Swift was a bad role model because she was “too flawless and unattainable.” Now, it looks like it won’t be long until we see snapshots of them braiding each other’s hair–or maybe collaborating on a duet?
We rarely get things right the first time, but the same can’t be said for these stellar artists. They came fresh out of the recording studio gate with unforgettable songs that still have us talking even after all this time! A musician’s first single is like their mission statement to the world, offering the words and style that best define them…in three minutes or less. These debut tracks often give us our very first taste of a fresh new sound, or the first impression of a future legend.
The nation is frozen, and so are SoundScan’s sales charts. The soundtrack to Disney’s smash hit “Frozen” grips this week’s charts, where the effect of Sunday’s Grammy Awards are just beginning to be felt. We dive further into the week’s sales news in this week’s SoundScanner: