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Encanto Soundtrack Returns to No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 Albums Chart – Billboard

the Encanto the soundtrack returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for a second non-consecutive week at the top, as the set steps 3-1 on the list dated Jan. 29. The companion to the Disney animated film earned 104,000 equivalent album units in the United States during the week ending January 20 (+9%), according to MRC Data. Encanto was released on November 19, 2021 via Walt Disney Records and topped the January 15, 2022 chart for the first time.

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Encanto is the first soundtrack with more than a week at No. 1 since Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper A star is born spent four non-consecutive weeks in the lead in 2018-19. And, Encanto is the first No. 1 album from Walt Disney Records to spend more than a week at the top of the chart since Frozen ruled for 13 non-consecutive weeks in 2014. (Between Frozen and Encanto, Walt Disney Records topped the charts with the soundtracks of descent, in 2015, and Frozen II, in 2019, each for one week.)

Encanto continues to enjoy the popularity of his hit songs, all written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, including “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, “Surface Pressure” and “What Else Can I Do?” — all of which were in the top 40 of the most recently released Billboard Hot 100 song chart (dated Jan. 22). As reported last week, “Bruno” rose from 5 to 4 on the chart, marking the highest-charting song from a Disney animated film since 1995.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by MRC Data. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 paid/on-demand subscription generated songs from a album. The new chart dated January 29, 2022 (where Encanto returns to #1) will be published in full at Billboard‘s on January 25. For all charting news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.

Of EncantoOf the 104,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 84,000 (up 10% or 125.33 million official on-demand streams of songs in the set), album sales include 17,000 (up 4%) and TEA units include 3,000 (down less than 1%).

by Gunna DS4Ever fell to No. 2 in its second week (96,000 equivalent album units earned, down 36%), while The Weeknd’s Dawn FM also slips a place in his second period (2-3), with 61,000 units (down 59%). A pair of former No. 1s are next on the chart, while Adele’s 30 is a non-move at No. 4 with 43,000 units (down 10%) and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: the double album is also stationary at No. 5 with 41,000 units (down 5%).

The Luminous Bright side debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, marking the act his fourth consecutive and total top 10 album – his entire charting effort. The act’s fourth full-length studio album launches with 37,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, album sales include 26,000 (making it the best-selling album of the week), SEA units include 11,000 (equivalent to 14.33 million official on-demand streams of songs from the together) and the TEA units comprise a negligible sum. The Lumineers have already visited the top 10 with III (No. 2 in 2019), Cleopatra (#1, 2016) and their self-titled debut album (#2, 2013).

The Weeknd places a second album in the top 10 for a second week in a row, as his best-of compilation The strong points slips one spot to No. 7 (34,000 equivalent album units earned, down 6%).

Drake’s former leader Certified Lover is steady at No. 8 with nearly 34,000 equivalent album units earned (down 3%), chart-topping Olivia Rodrigo Sour falls 7-9 with 33,000 units (down 8%) and Doja Cat’s planet she plunges 9-10 with 32,000 units (down 4%).

MRC data, the independent data provider for Billboard charts, performs a comprehensive and thorough review of all data submissions used to compile weekly chart rankings. MRC Data reviews and authenticates data, removing suspicious or unverifiable activity using established criteria before final chart calculations are made and published. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious and unverifiable are disqualified before the final calculation.