FROZEN, Pharrell Williams Top Mid-Year SoundScan Charts!
With the first half of 2014 behind us, Billboard.com reports that the soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN and Pharrell Williams' hit single, "Happy" lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively, selling 2.7 million and 5.6 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Through the sales week that ended on June 29, which marks the mid-way point of SoundScan's tracking year, "Frozen" is the sole album to have sold more than a million copies. Beyonce's self-titled set follows with 702,000.
The last time a soundtrack toped the mid-year album sales chart was in 2006, when Disney's popular "High School Musical," had sold 2.6 million. By the end of that year, it was the top-selling album of 2006, with 3.7 million.
The soundtrack to Frozen was released in November of 2013 and features performances by Broadway's Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff features original songs by the Academy Award nominated team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon.)
About Disney's Frozen:
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph," presents "Frozen," a stunning big-screen comedyadventure. 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.