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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack Nears ‘The Lion King’s’ Album Chart Record

The “Frozen” soundtrack has iced another week at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, and is looking to tie a record performance by music from a Disney animated film.

The tuner logged a ninth non-consecutive frame at the top with sales of 149,000 (off 8%), according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending April 6. Another week at the pinnacle will tie the chart-topping performance of “The Lion King,” which reigned in 1994-95. The album will likely top sales of 2 million next week.

Aussie boy band Five Seconds to Summer came within striking distance of unseating “Frozen” last week, but its debut EP “She Looks So Perfect” (Capitol) placed at No. 2 with 143,000 units sold. The group opened for another teen-friendly boy act, the U.K.’s wildly popular One Direction, on the group’s U.S. tour last year.

Chicago-area hard rock trio Chevelle bowed at No. 3 with their seventh full-length release “La Gargola” (Epic), which tallied 45,000. The band’s previous peak came with 2009’s “Sci-Fi Crimes,” which topped out at No. 6.

Pop vocalist Christina Perri’s “Head or Heart” (Atlantic) debuted at No. 4, shifting 40,000. The title matched the peak of her 2011 release “Lovestrong”; in the interim, Perri issued “A Thousand Years,” the vastly popular single drawn from the soundtrack to “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.”

Country duo Dan + Shay’s “Where It All Began” (Warner Bros. Nashville) arrived at No. 6, toting up 29,000 units. They made their initial chart impression last year with the No. 11 single “19 You + Me.”

After a nearly decade-long hiatus, neo-bluegrass trio Nickel Creek climbed aboard at No. 7 with “A Dotted Line” (Nonesuch), tracking 27,000. It’s the act’s highest-charting set ever: Their last release “Why Should the Fire Die?” reached No. 17.

The week’s top-10 holdovers included “Shakira” (No. 5, 29,000 sold, off 66%), Johnny Cash’s “Out Among the Star” (No. 8, 26,000, down 52%), Pharrell’s “G I R L” (No. 9, 25,000, off 2%) and the “Now 49” hits compilation (No. 10, 20,000, up 24%).

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