Lin-Manuel Miranda is encantado…
The 41-year-old Puerto Rican actor, songwriter, singer, playwright, producer and film director’s soundtrack for Disney’s Encanto has entered the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart dated January 8, 2022.
The soundtrack to the Walt Disney animated film earned 41,000 equivalent album units (up 220%) in its fifth week on the chart, according to MRC Data.
The soundtrack album was released on November 19, before the film arrived in U.S. theaters on November 24. The movie was released via the Disney+ streaming service a month later (December 24, the first day of the chart’s latest tracking week).
Encanto is the most recently released soundtrack to reach the top 10 since Frozen II jumped 15-3 on the December 7, 2019 chart, on its way to No. 1 showing a week later.
“Dos Oruguitas“, an acoustic ballad which became Miranda’s first song written entirely in Spanish, has made the short list in the Best Original Song race for this year’s Academy Awards.
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. 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.