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‘Encanto’ soundtrack tops No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

By Kara Santos Published Jan 12, 2022 1:40 pm

The soundtrack to Encanto, Disney’s latest magical animated film, has reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart, displacing Adele’s 30 after a six-week run at the top.

According to Billboard, the soundtrack jumped to the top spot on its sixth week on the list, making it the first soundtrack to hit No. 1 since Disney's own Frozen II in late 2019.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US.based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.

The Encanto album features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda that draw on salsa and hip-hop and are performed on traditional Colombian instruments.

The album initially came out in November and landed at the No. 197 spot, but has had a steady climb to the top.

The soundtrack entered Billboard's Top 10 after the film's streaming release on Disney Plus on Christmas Eve.

One of the film's numbers, "We Don't Talk About Bruno" is currently the most-streamed song on Spotify, beating out a slew of new tracks by the Weeknd. 

The Encanto soundtrack, which also features pieces from the film’s score by Germaine Franco, had the equivalent of 72,000 sales in the United States last week, according to MRC Data, Billboard’s tracking arm. That total includes 88 million streams and 11,000 copies sold as a complete package.

Walt Disney's Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.

In the film, the magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

The animated film's voice cast also includes María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz and Carolina Gaitan.

According to Billboard, Encanto is just the sixth animated film soundtrack to hit No. 1 since the Billboard 200 began regularly publishing on a weekly basis in 1956. 

Encanto follows Frozen II (one week at No. 1, 2019), Frozen (13 weeks, 2014), Jack Johnson's Curious George (one, 2006), Pocahontas (one, 1995) and The Lion King (10, 1994-95). All entries except Curious George are Disney films.

Listen to the Encanto soundtrack on Spotify here.