'Frozen' Soundtrack Flying Towards 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200
If "Frozen" spends a 12th week at No. 1, it will tie Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" and Santana's "Supernatural" for the sixth-longest run at No. 1
The "Frozen" soundtrack will likely continue its lengthy run at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. According to industry sources, the album could sell around 100,000 copies in the week ending April 27, which should secure its 12th week at No. 1.
A week ago, it sold 259,000 in the week ending April 20 -- securing its 11th week at No. 1.
Next week, "Frozen" should be a sizable distance ahead of the likely No. 2 album, Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic," which may debut with 50,000 to 55,000. That set is currently supported by the hit single "Fancy" (featuring Charli XCX), which rises 37-18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
If "Frozen" spends a 12th week at No. 1, it will tie Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" and Santana's "Supernatural" for the sixth-longest run at No. 1 since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales for the chart in 1991. (SoundScan began powering the list's rankings with its point-of-sale data on May 25, 1991. In that span of time, the longest run at No. 1 was racked up by Adele's "21" album, with 24 weeks at No. 1.)
The new top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart will be revealed on April 30.
As for the rest of next week's biggest debuts, look for rapper Future to possibly bow in the No. 3 slot with his second album, "Honest," with around 45,000 to 50,000. His first album, 2012's "Pluto," debuted and peaked at No. 8 with 41,000 sold in its first week, according to SoundScan.
Rock band Neon Trees could also snag its second top 10 album, as its new "Pop Psychology" may sell upwards of 20,000. The group's last set, "Picture Show" in 2012, debuted and peaked at No. 9 with an opening frame of 19,000.
On SoundScan's Building chart (below), "Frozen" is No. 1, followed by Azalea, Future and Neon Trees at Nos. 2-4, respectively. The Building tally is a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking, reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week as reported by six major merchants.
Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" is No. 5, while August Alsina's "Testimony" is No. 6. The new live "Nashville on the Record" collection, from the "Nashville" TV series, is No. 7. Though. It may not finish the week in the top 10 on next week's Billboard 200 chart.
Lorde's "Pure Heroine" is No. 8 on the Building Chart, while Bethel Music's live set "You Make Me Brave" is No. 9 and Pharrell Williams' "G I R L" is No. 10. Like the "Nashville" set, Bethel Music's latest may not finish in the top 10.
|Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart|
|2||NEW||Iggy Azalea||"The New Classic"|
|4||NEW||Neon Trees||"Pop Psychology"|
|5||6||Luke Bryan||"Crash My Party"|
|7||NEW||Various Artists||"Nashville: On the Record" (Live)|
|9||NEW||Bethel Music||"You Make Me Brave" (Live)|
|10||7||Pharrell Williams||"G I R L"|
|The Building Chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.|