The soundtrack to Disney’s “Frozen,” fueled by Easter shopping, earns its biggest sales week yet and 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The album sold 259,000 copies in the week ending April 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (The Easter holiday was April 20.) That’s up 94% compared with the previous week, when the album shifted 133,000 at No. 1. This is also the fifth consecutive week that frozen sold more than 100,000 copies. To date, “Frozen” has sold 2.3 million copies.
As the weeks tick by, “Frozen” continues to rack up impressive chart feats. Since SoundScan’s point-of-sale data began powering the Billboard 200’s rankings on May 25, 1991, “Frozen” is just the ninth album — and third soundtrack — to spend at least 11 weeks at No. 1.
Going back even farther: Since the Billboard 200 started publishing on a regular, weekly basis in 1956, “Frozen” is one of only 15 soundtracks to spend at least 11 weeks at No. 1.