The soundtrack to “Encanto,” the brand new Disney animated movie, has reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart, displacing Adele’s “30” after a six-week run on the prime.
The “Encanto” album, with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda that draw on salsa and hip-hop and are carried out on conventional Colombian devices, got here out in November — initially touchdown at No. 197 — and has had a gradual climb to the highest. After the movie’s streaming launch on Disney+ on Christmas Eve, the soundtrack entered Billboard’s High 10.
One in all its numbers, “We Don’t Speak About Bruno,” is at present the most-streamed track on Spotify, beating out a slew of latest tracks by the Weeknd. (The Weeknd’s shock album, “Daybreak FM,” launched on Friday with just some days’ discover, is anticipated to open with big numbers on subsequent week’s chart.)
The “Encanto” soundtrack, which additionally options items from the movie’s rating by Germaine Franco, had the equal of 72,000 gross sales in america final week, in accordance with MRC Information, Billboard’s monitoring arm. That whole consists of 88 million streams and 11,000 copies offered as an entire bundle. “Encanto” is the primary soundtrack to succeed in No. 1 on Billboard’s chart since “Frozen 2” in late 2019.
Adele’s “30” fell to No. 2, whereas Morgan Wallen’s “Harmful: The Double Album” is No. 3 in its 52nd week out. Whereas Wallen has been publicly snubbed by the music trade after being caught on video final yr utilizing a racial slur — he acquired no Grammy nominations — “Harmful” has been an infinite success, with regular fan loyalty.
“Harmful” was the most well-liked album of 2021, with the equal of three.2 million gross sales in america, in accordance with MRC — beating out “30” and different hits by Olivia Rodrigo and Drake by a large margin. Because it got here out final January, “Harmful” has remained within the High 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart each week besides one, final month, when it was pushed out by quite a lot of Christmas albums.
Wallen is scheduled to start a tour of arenas in February, together with a date at Madison Sq. Backyard on Feb. 9.
Additionally this week, Rodrigo’s “Bitter” is No. 4 and Taylor Swift’s “Pink (Taylor’s Model)” is No. 5.