Disney's FROZEN Soundtrack Skates Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200
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Last week (ending in December 29), the FROZEN soundtrack climbed from No. 8 to No. 4. It debuted at No. 18 on December 18, then skipped ahead to No. 11 the next week and quickly rose through the ranks.
If FROZEN hits No. 1 tomorrrow, it will be the first animated film soundtrack to make the top slot since Curious George in 2006. The last soundtrack (of both animated and live action films) to reach No. 1 was Les Miserables last year.
Featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Kristen Bell, and with original music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), the album is the 10th soundtrack from an animated feature to break into the top 10, and the first since CARS in 2006. Disney has seen six of its animated features in the top 10, including Aladdin (No. 1), The Lion King (No. 1), Pocahontas (No. 1), Tarzan (No. 5) and, as mentioned above, Cars (No. 6).
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.