Well, the headline is pretty familiar folks as the Frozen soundtrack returns to the no. 1 spot yet again. What is most shocking/impressive is that that the numbers for the album don’t seem to change that much. This week, Frozen sold another 99,000 copies, a feat that many artists wished their albums could do consistently. Frozen even killed Luke Bryan’s vibe, as his umpteenth Spring Break EP (Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever to be accurate), bows at no. 2 with 74,000 copies. After two no. 1 albums last year, ole boy’s streak stops. Frozen, “it’s all your fault!”
Luke gets some company on the Billboard 200 where debuts are concerned. Aloe Blacc launches Lift Your Spirit with 45,000 copies sold, good enough to land at no. 4. 311 drop Stereolithic at no. 6, right ahead of Young Money’s second album, Rise of an Empire. The ‘empire’ may be rising according to Lil Wayne and company, but with a mere 31,000 copies sold, the stock seems to be dropping… No. 7 is a new high for Young Money, but previous self-titled debut sold considerably more despite debuting at no. 9. Sara Evans doesn’t have a ‘valedictory’ week herself, as Slow Me Down lands at no. 9 with a modest 27,000 copies. As for my girl Ledisi, well, let’s say her latest The Truth didn’t exceed the peak of Pieces of Me (no. 9), as The Truth misses the top 10.
Pharrell Williams, who manages to stay in the top ten of the albums chart, also keeps no. 1 locked down on the Billboard Hot 100. People must like the “Happy” vibes. As far as next week’s potential newbies on the chart, there are some options, but who knows how much any of them will sell. Supermodel is a notable attraction, courtesy of Foster The People. Enrique Iglesias isn’t exactly the force he once was, but Sex and Love might draw in some numbers. Skrillex drops his latest, Recess, while Taking Back Sunday teach us what Happiness Is. Oh and throw My Crazy Life (Y.G.) into the mix as well. May the best…selling album win the race!