AceShowbiz - "Encanto" brings its magic in this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. The soundtrack to the Walt Disney animated musical film surges to No. 1 on the chart after earning 72,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending January 6 (up 76%), according to MRC Data.
The new milestones makes the album, which features songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, become the first soundtrack to hit No. 1 in more than two years since Disney's "Frozen II" took the top position back in 2019. Of the sum that "Encanto" earns this week, SEA units comprise 58,000 which is equaling 87.69 million on-demand official streams of the set's tracks. Album sales comprise 11,000 units, while 3,000 units are in the from of TEA units.
Dethroned by "Encanto" is Adele's "30". The chart-topping album dips to No. 2 with 57,000 equivalent album units after spending its first six weeks on the Billboard 200 at No. 1. Morgan Wallen's "Dangerous: The Double Album" trails behind, climbing up from No. 5 to No. 3 with 42,000 units in its 52nd week on the chart.
This week's chart sees Drake's "Certified Lover Boy" returning to the Top 10. The former No. 1 album rises from No. 11 to No. 6 after earning 37,000 units. Also re-enters the Top 10 is Doja Cat's "Planet Her" which bumps from No. 15 to No. 7 with 34,000 equivalent album units.
As for The Weeknd's hits compilation "The Highlights", it jumps from No. 13 to No. 8 with 34,000 units. The surge takes place as he is expected to make a splashy debut on the Jan. 22-dated Billboard 200 with his surprise new studio album, "Dawn FM", which was released on January 7.
Juice WRLD's "Fighting Demons" occupies the No. 9 spot after earning 31,000 equivalent album units. Also making a huge jump this week is Polo G's former leader "Hall of Fame", which ascends from No. 20 to No. 10 with 27,000 units.
Top Ten of Billboard 200: