A new album caught fire at the dawn of the new year and dominated the Billboard charts through the bleak winter, thanks to insatiable fan demand and a lack of competition.
That’s the general pattern in the music industry, and it was most evident last year, when “Danger: Double Album,” by country singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen, which stayed at number one for 10 weeks. Now it’s being echoed by Disney’s “Encanto” soundtrack, which has dominated the album chart nearly every week this year, led by a song, “We are not talking about Bruno“It also became the most popular single.
This week, “Encanto” topped the Billboard 200 album chart for the sixth time with sales equivalent to 98,000 in the United States, including 123 million streams and 12,500 copies sold as a complete package, according to MRC Data, Billboard’s tracking division. One week it’s not number one,”DS4Ever“By Atlanta rapper Gunna, took its place.
In the last month, “Encanto” has entered both major Billboard charts. This week, “Bruno” – if you opened TikTok last month, you saw the charm of that song – held #1 on the Hot 100 singles chart for the fourth time. According to Billboard, this is the first time that a soundtrack and a corresponding song have dominated both charts at the same time in nearly 30 years – the last one to do so “The Bodyguard” and “I Will Always Love You,” sung by Whitney Houston, topped the chart simultaneously for 12 weeks in late 1992 and early 1993.
Also this week, Gunna’s “DS4Ever” held at No. 2, and Wallen’s “Dangerous” – now in its 58th week – rose one place to No. 3. Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” came in at No. 4 and “The Highlights,” an age-old compilation album by Weeknd, peaked at #5.
Eminem and Dr. Dre, who performed at Super Bowl halftime performance on february 13, there is a chart gain this week. Eminem’s “Curtain Call: The Hits” climbed 118 places to number eight, and Dr. Dre’s 1999 album “2001” rose 99 places to number nine.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/22/arts/music/encanto-billboard-soundtrack.html ‘Encanto’ soundtrack continues to dominate Billboard charts