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FROZEN's 'Let It Go' Cracks Billboard Top 40

FROZEN's 'Let It Go' Cracks Billboard Top 40In yet another major coup, Disney's newest animated movie musical FROZEN started last week as the #1 movie in the country, became the #1 soundtrack during the week and has now capped it this weekend with standout single "Let It Go" cracking the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40.

For the first time in, well, forever a song deriving from a musical or movie musical has entered the Top 40 thanks to the Demi Lovato's recording of "Let It Go".

Of note, the song moves up to #38 after spending last week at #43, with six total weeks on the charts thus far.

Penned by THE BOOK OF MORMON and AVENUE Q songwriter Robert Lopez with Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the song is memorably performed in the film by Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel.

The official synopsis for FROZEN is as follows: "Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom."

FROZEN is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with a screenplay by Jennifer Lee and Shane Morris based on the Hans Christian Andersen story THE SNOW QUEEN. FROZEN stars the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Josh Gad and more.

FROZEN was released in the US on November 27 and is currently in theaters nationwide.

Order the FROZEN soundtrack here.

Check out the Billboard Hot 100 at the official site here.

Additionally, check out BroadwayWorld's article all about the recent success of FROZEN, available here.

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