Lin-Manuel Miranda’s on Cloud Nine…
The 42-year-old Puerto Rican composer/lyricist’s soundtrack for Disney’s Encanto soundtrack has logged a ninth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated March 19.
The soundtrack contains eight original songs written by Miranda, including the chart-topping “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” and produced by Mike Elizondo that were recorded by the voice cast, and 27 score pieces composed by Germaine Franco.
The set earned 72,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 10 (down 9%), according to MRC Data.
In addition, Encanto has surpasses 1 million equivalent album units earned in the U.S., as the latest tracking week brings its to-date sum to 1.03 million. The soundtrack album was released on November 19, before the film arrived in U.S. theaters on November 24. The film was released via the Disney+ streaming service a month later (December 24). The album spent its first week at No. 1 on the January 15, 2022-dated chart.
In the last five years, only two albums have spent at least nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200: Encanto and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album (10 weeks in 2021).
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.
Of Encanto’s 72,500 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 63,000 (down 8%, equaling 93.03 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 8,000 (down 14%) and TEA units comprise 1,500 (down 12%).