Chart Moves: 'Frozen' Soundtrack Is Highest-Charting for Animated Film Since 'Cars'

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction's "Midnight Memories" blasted in at No. 1 with 546,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first time a group has debuted atop the list with its first three albums.

As usual, there were a number of movers and shakers outside the top 10 on the Billboard 200 this week. Let's take a look at some of them…

-- Soundtrack, "Frozen" (No. 18): The soundtrack to the Disney animated film debuts at No. 18, selling 44,000 in its first week. It's the highest-charting soundtrack from an animated film since 2006, when another Disney film, "Cars," drove its soundtrack to No. 6.

-- Danielle Bradbery, "Danielle Bradbery" (No. 19): The fourth-season winner of "The Voice" sees her first studio album debut at No. 19 with 41,000 sold. It matches the arrival and peak of her earlier-charting album, the compilation "The Complete Season 4 Collection." Only one "Voice" contestant has gone higher: Cassadee Pope with her studio set "Frame by Frame" (No. 9, in October).

-- Various Artists, "Songs for the Philippines" (No. 28): The iTunes-exclusive 39-song compilation -- bookended by two tunes from the Beatles -- bows with 28,000 at No. 28. All proceeds from the album's sales benefit the Philippine Red Cross, aiding in the recovery after Typhoon Haiyan.
 
-- Taylor Swift, "The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection" (EP) (No. 113): The superstar's 2007 EP returns to the list for its annual holiday time visit, selling 9,000 for the week (up 259%). The six-song set has sold 985,000 to date and is likely to become Swift's fifth million-selling album in the next few weeks.

-- Various Artists, "Dance (Red) Save Lives 2" (EP) (No. 130): All proceeds from the sale of the album benefit the Global Fund, which supports the fight against AIDS, tuberculous and malaria. The first "Dance (Red) Save Lives" album arrived in November of 2012 and has sold 37,000.

-- Barbra Streisand, "Back to Brooklyn”: The diva's new "Back to Brooklyn" album just misses the chart this week, but sees its music video equivalent debut at No. 4 on Music Video Sales (8,000). It's the 10th top 10 for her on the Music Video tally, the second-most among women. (Madonna leads with 17.)

 

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