If anything else besides Frozen soundtrack were no. 1 it would be shocking wouldn’t it? Well there’s no shock this week as the year’s biggest selling album is the only one giving the music industry hope. Frozen sells 115,000 copies to further increase its ridiculous sales total. Hey, didn’t somebody tell folks that is springtime… winter has been long gone! Even with the sarcasm, personally, I’m ecstatic people are purchasing the album – the rest of the top ten’s numbers are pretty crappy, at least compared to the past.
Two hip-hop acts didn’t even come close in unseating Frozen. In fact, combined, the efforts sold less (sold about 105,000 copies combined). Future debuts at no. 2, selling 53,000 copies of Honest. While 53,000 copies isn’t exactly the second coming, according to Billboard, Honest outsold the MC’s previous album Pluto. Iggy Azalea wasn’t far behind Future, as her debut album The New Classic settles for third place and 52,000 copies sold. Both acts were the bright spots aside from Frozen’s lock on the top spot.
Neon Trees manages to bow at no. 6 with Pop Psychology, but the set sells only 19,000 copies. Nashville: On The Record – an album I know nothing about mind you – also capitalizes on a slow sales week for a top ten bow (no. 8). 18,000 copies – well it sucks. Sure, it’s a blessing that Bethel Music Christian’s You Make Me Brave: Live at the Civic debuts at no. 10 as well, but 14,000 copies isn’t too sexy to anyone.
On the Billboard Hot 100, Pharrell Williams continues his domination at no. 1 – nothing new there. Moving on, next week’s charts don’t seem exactly ‘exhilarating’ either. Hopefully, Frozen can continue to carry the industry on its back until another blockbuster album arrives.