Spring may finally have sprung, but the weather on the U.S. album chart remains wintry, as the “Frozen” soundtrack scored its seventh non-consecutive frame at No. 1 last week.
The Disney animated pic held onto its position atop the chart with a 202,000-unit week, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending March 23. The huge 104% increase was pushed by the hit movie’s release on Blu-ray and DVD last week. It was the album’s biggest sales week since its debut on the chart 17 weeks ago; the title has tracked 1.6 million to date.
Sales of “Frozen” more than trebled the numbers for the week’s top debut, rapper YG’s “My Krazy Life” (Pu$haz Ink/Def Jam), which signed on at No. 2, shifting 61,000. The Compton-bred performer (born Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson) is currently riding the hit “Who Do You Love,” featuring Drake.
Five other albums made their bow in the top 10. Foster the People returned to the list after a three-year absence with their sophomore entry “Supermodel” (Columbia), which arrived at No. 3 with 54,000 sold. The L.A. trio rode to No. 8 in 2011 with “Torches,” which contained their ubiquitous hit “Pumped Up Kicks.”
Dance music star Skrillex logged a No. 4 debut with his first full-length album “Recess” (Big Beat), which reaped 47,000. The L.A. musician-producer has previously released 11 extended-play sets and has racked up six Grammy Awards in EDM categories.
The Pretty Reckless, the hard rock band fronted by former “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen, climbed aboard at No. 5 with its second set “Going to Hell” (Razor & Tie), which moved 35,000. The group’s “Light Me Up” peaked at No. 65 four years ago.
Latin star Enrique Iglesias’ “Sex and Love” (Universal Republic) logged on at No. 8 with sales of 24,000. The bilingual release succeeds his “Euphoria” (2010), which peaked at No. 10.
Taking Back Sunday’s “Happiness Is” (Hopeless) closed out the top 10 at No. 10, tallying 22,000. The New York rock act’s self-titled 2011 set peaked at No. 17.
Holding over this week were Pharrell Williams’ “G I R L” (No. 6, 34,000 sold, down 24%), Rick Ross’ “Mastermind” (No. 7, 27,000, off 44%) and Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” (No. 9, 24,000, down 13%).