The soundtrack for “Frozen” re-ascended to No. 1 on the U.S. album chart as other titles saw their first lifts in the wake of the Grammy Awards telecast.
The Disney title returned to the apex for a third non-consecutive frame with a 93,000-unit sales week (up 7%), according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending Jan. 26. The animated tuner has grossed nearly $349 million to date.
Predictably, the anthology “2014 Grammy Nominees” signed on at No. 2 with a 59,000-copy bow. The Atlantic-distributed package should see bigger numbers on next week’s chart, which will register a full week of sales following Sunday’s Grammys kudocast. The collection includes such big winners as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Lorde’s “Royals,” as well as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” one of the evening’s showcase performances.
Show opener Beyonce saw her sales drop by 22% to 48,000, and her self-titled album held at No. 4. Both Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” (No. 5, 37,000 sold, up 19%) and Katy Perry’s “Prism” (No. 9, 25,000, up 11%) witnessed instant sales increases after their Grammys appearances.
In the immediate wake of the show, the biggest percentage gain by a Grammy-winning album was notched by Kacey Musgraves’ “Same Trailer Different Park.” The set, which was named best country album, vaulted 147%, selling 10,000 and rising 53 chart slots to No. 28. The album peaked at No. 2 last March.
A pair of new acts scored the other debuts in the week’s top 10. Pop duo A Great Big World’s first full-length “Is There Anybody Out There?” (Epic) launched at No. 3 with 48,000 sold. The set outsold “Beyonce” by a mere 148 copies. “Say Anything,” their hit single with Christina Aguilera, moved 2.3 million last year.
Orange County rock act Young the Giant’s “Mind Over Matter” (Fueled By Ramen) logged on at No. 7 with a 34,000-unit stanza. In business for a decade, the Irvine band has gained traction with some high-profile festival appearances and prominent MTV shots.
The week’s other top 10 titles were “Kidz Bop 25” (No. 6, 36,000, off 53%), Bruce Springsteen’s “High Hopes” (No. 8, 26,000, down 74%) and Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (No. 10, 24,000, off 16%).