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Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Soundtrack Enchants Billboard Charts

The soundtrack hits the top 10 of the Billboard 200 while the album's songs make a splash on the Billboard Hot 100 and Streaming Songs tallies.

The soundtrack to the Walt Disney animated film Encanto vaults 110-7 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 8) for its first week in the top 10. The set is in its fifth week on the tally and shoots into the top 10 following the film’s premiere on the Disney+ streaming service on Dec. 24.

Encanto is the most recently released soundtrack to reach the top 10 since Disney’s own Frozen II jumped 15-3 on the Dec. 7, 2019, chart, on its way to No. 1 a week later.

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The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Encanto earned 41,000 equivalent album units (up 220%) in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 30, according to MRC Data. The soundtrack album, with songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was released on Nov. 19, before the film arrived in U.S. theaters on Nov. 24. The movie was released via the Disney+ streaming service a month later (Dec. 24, the first day of the chart’s latest tracking week).

Encanto also jump 12-1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and 7-1 on the Soundtracks chart.

‘Encanto’ Songs Surge: Encanto‘s presence is also felt on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, where two tunes from the soundtrack debut: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” credited to Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto Cast (No. 50), and “Surface Pressure,” by Jessica Darrow (No. 54).

The former also bows at No. 35 on Streaming Songs, with 12.4 million streams, up 308%, in the tracking week. The latter launches at No. 46 on the tally with 10.9 million streams, up 439%.

Notably, “Bruno” marks the highest charting hit on Streaming Songs from a Walt Disney Animation Studios release since three songs from Frozen placed higher, led by Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go,” which rose to No. 2 in April 2014. Following four total Frozen entries, one other Walt Disney Animation Studios song reached the Streaming Songs top 40 until Encanto‘s impact: Menzel and Aurora’s “Into the Unknown,” from Frozen II, hit No. 37 in December 2019.

On Digital Song SalesEncanto sparks two top 10 debuts: “Surface Pressure,” at No. 9 (5,800 downloads sold, up 892%), and “Bruno,” at No. 10 (5,200, up 812%). Plus, the set’s “The Family Madrigal,” by Beatriz, Olga Merediz and the Encanto Cast, opens at No. 35 (2,400, up 712%) and Guerrero and Beatriz’s “What Else Can I Do?” enters at No. 42 (2,200, up 831%).