May 08, 2014 03:29:25 GMT
The reigning champion is now one of only 39 albums which have spent at least 13 weeks at No. 1 on the chart, but 'Now 50' compilation album is poised to end 'Frozen' winning streak next week.
"Frozen (2013)" soundtrack still stands strong at the top position on Billboard's Hot 200. The album spends a 13th non consecutive week at the peak with additional 106,000 copies sold (down 8%) for a total of 2.6 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The set joins 38 other albums which have spent at least 13 weeks at No. 1 on the chart. Those which have enjoyed exactly 13 weeks atop the weekly rundown include the original Broadway cast recording of "Hair" (in 1969), The Monkees' self-titled debut album (1966), Judy Garland's "Judy at Carnegie Hall" (1961) and Enoch Light/Terry Snyder and the All-Stars' "Persuasive Percussion" (1960).
The biggest debut this week is Lindsey Stirling's second album "Shatter Me" with 56,000 copies. Ruling the Independent Albums, Classical Crossover Albums and Dance/Electronic Albums charts, it becomes the classical crossover violinist's best sales week and highest-charting album so far.
Ray LaMontagne's "Supernova" enters at No. 3 with 40,000, followed by Passion's "Take It All" with 30,000. Both records become the third Top 10 album for respective artist. Other newcomers, Timeflies' "After Hours" debuts at No. 8 with nearly 20,000, and Whitechapel's "Our Endless War" arrives at No. 10 with 16,000. Rock band Whitechapel scores their best sales week and highest-charting album ever with their fifth studio effort.
Taking other slots in the Top 10 are Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic" which falls 3-5 with 23,000 in its second week (down 57%), Pharrell Williams' "G I R L" which slips 4-6 with 22,000 despite a 3% increase, Future's "Honest", dipping 2-7 with 20,000 in its second week (down 63%), and Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" which now sits at No. 9 (17,000, down 13%) after placing 7th last week.
Next week, the 50th edition of "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation is expected to bow at No. 1 on the chart, ending "Frozen" reign. "Now 50" is predicted to sell more than 120,000 copies in the week ending Sunday, May 11.