Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Encanto” Soundtrack Notches Eighth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Americans are still enchanted by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s latest Disney project…

The Encanto film soundtrack, which contains eight original songs written by the 42-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate, remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for an eighth nonconsecutive week.

EncantoThe set earned 80,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 3 (down 11%), according to MRC Data, for the chart dated March 12.

Of Encanto’s 80,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 68,000 (down 11%, equaling 101.16 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 10,000 (down 16%) and TEA units comprise 2,000 (down 10%).

In the last five years, only three albums have spent at least eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200: Encanto, Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album (10 weeks), and Taylor Swift’s Folklore (eight weeks).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by MRC Data. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

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