The “Frozen” soundtrack is maintaining its torrid chart pace, as the animated tuner logged a 13th non-consecutive week atop the U.S. album chart.
The Disney title claimed No. 1 again with sales of 106,000 copies (down 8%), according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending May 4. It took the pinnacle with a 10th week of sales in excess of 100,000 units, and was the only release to sell in six figures for a fourth consecutive week.
“Frozen” far outdistanced its closest competitor, hip-hop/classical violinist Lindsey Stirling, whose sophomore album “Shatter Me” (Lindseystomp) bowed at No. 2 with 56,000 sold. The “America’s Got Talent” alum and YouTube sensation previously peaked at No. 23 with her self-titled 2012 release.
Among the week’s other top debuts is pop vocalist Ray LaMontagne’s “Supernova” (RCA) bursts in at No. 3 with sales of 40,000. The set matches the peak position of the singer’s previous two releases “God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise” (2010) and “Gossip in the Grain” (2008).
“Passion: Take It All (Live)” (Sixstep) entered at No. 4 with a first-week tally of 30,000. The Georgia-based prayer group’s musical offering, recorded at convocations in Atlanta and Houston, features such worship music stars as Chris Tomlin and Crowder. It’s the second top-10 bow by a religious title in as many weeks: Bethel Music’s “You Make Me Brave” debuted at No. 10 last week.
Another YouTube-centric act, the Boston-bred twosome Timeflies, logged on at No. 8 with their major-label debut “After Hours” (Island), shifting 20,000. Band mates Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro have stoked interest in their music with regular postings on the Web video channel.
English thrash unit Whitechapel filled out the top 10 with their fifth album “Our Endless War” (Metal Blade), which claimed No. 10 with 16,000 sold. The group’s prior chart peak came in 2010, when “A New Era of Corruption” topped out at No. 43.
Holding over this week were Iggy Azalea’s “The New Classic” (No. 5, 23,000 sold, off 57%), Pharrell’s “G I R L” (No. 6, 22,000, up 3%), Future’s “Honest” (No. 7, 20,000, off 63%) and Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” (No. 9, 17,000, down 13%).
Some fresh lift for the chart should be supplied next week by the 50th edition of the “Now That’s What I Call Music!” hits compilation; “Shine On,” Sarah McLachlan’s first release in four years, and “Corazon,” Carlos Santana’s album of all-star Latin collaborations.