Disney movie is first animated soundtrack to hit the top since 2006

The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" blows into the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It rises from No. 4 with a 55% gain in sales.

"Frozen" marks the first soundtrack to reach No. 1 in a year, since "Les Misérables" rose to top spot on Jan. 19, 2013.

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