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

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.

EncantoThe 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%).

Carolina Gaitán & Her “Encanto” Castmembers Reach No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 Chart with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Carolina Gaitán is celebrating a global takeover…

The 37-year-old Colombian actress and singer and her Encanto castmember’s track “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” ascends to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 dated February 12.

EncantoThe track, which also features Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast, from Disney’s hit film, rises from No. 2 to No. 1 for its first week atop the Billboard Global 200.

The song drew 69.3 million streams (up 10%) and sold 19,000 (up 8%) worldwide in the January 28-February 3 tracking week.

Gaitán and Castillo become the first artists from Colombia to top the Global 200; Adassa, Feliz, Guerrero and Beatriz are all from the U.S. (with all singing as the characters that they voice in Encanto).

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which Lin-Manuel Miranda solely wrote and co-produced with Mike Elizondo, also hits the Global Excl. U.S. top 10, rising 11-9 with 32.4 million streams (up 14%) and 4,400 sold (up 2%) outside the U.S. in the tracking week.

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” spends a second week at No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100, while its parent album, the Encanto soundtrack, logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard 200.

Billboard‘s global charts rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

Stephanie Beatriz & Her Encanto Cast Mates Earn First No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Stephanie Beatriz and her Encanto cast mates has the entire country talkin’ about Bruno

The 40-year-old Colombian and Bolivian American actress’ “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” from Disney’s animated hit film Encanto, has made history in its rise to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

EncantoThe ensemble song – by Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Beatriz and the Encanto Cast – rises from the Hot 100’s runner-up spot and becomes just the second No. 1 ever from a Disney animated film.

“Bruno” also marks the first Hot 100 leader for the song’s sole writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda. He and Mike Elizondo co-produced it and earn their first and second trips to No. 1, respectively, in those roles.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data.

“Bruno” becomes the Hot 100’s 1,133rd No. 1 over the chart’s 63-year history.

It drew 34.9 million U.S. streams (up 8%) and 1.5 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 239%) and sold 12,300 downloads (up 32%, aided by 69-cent discount pricing in the iTunes Store, good for the Hot 100’s top Sales Gainer award) in the January 21-27 tracking week, according to MRC Data.

The track tops the Streaming Songs chart for a fourth week and ranks at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales, a week after it reached the summit.

“Bruno” rules the Hot 100 in its fifth week on the chart, after it debuted at No. 50 on the January 8 survey. Encanto arrived on December 24 on the Disney+ streaming service, after it premiered in U.S. theaters on November 24.

“Bruno” becomes only the second Hot 100 No. 1 from a Disney animated film. It follows Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle’s Aladdin theme “A Whole New World,” which topped the March 6, 1993, chart.

“Bruno” was released on Walt Disney Records, while “World” was released on Columbia Records. It’s the first Hot 100 No. 1 for Walt Disney Records. (The label formed in 1956, just before the Hot 100 began in 1958.)

Prior to “Bruno,” another collaborative song represented Walt Disney Records’ highest Hot 100 rank: “Breaking Free,” by Zac Efron, Andrew Seeley and Vanessa Anne Hudgens, from High School Musical, hit No. 4 on the February 11, 2006, chart. The label has also reached the top five via Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go,” from Frozen (No. 5, 2014).

(The Disney Music Group, which includes the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, notched one prior Hot 100 No. 1: the latter label’s “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s led for two weeks in 2007.)

“The [Encanto] rollout began with a fantastic film, incredible music and a strong marketing campaign,” Disney Music Group president Ken Bunt recently told Billboard, adding that one reason he feels that “Bruno,” specifically, has connected is that it “includes the entire Family Madrigal, which reflects the dynamics of so many families.”

“Bruno” was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who achieves his first No. 1 writing credit on the Hot 100. The Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner, among numerous other honors, previously reached a No. 20 best in October 2017 as both a recording artist and writer thanks to “Almost Like Praying,” his charity single featuring Artists for Puerto Rico.

“It’s been really amazing because ensemble numbers don’t usually get this kind of love,” Miranda mused of “Bruno” on Billboard‘s latest Pop Shop Podcast. “My job is to raise my hand and let this room of animators and incredibly creative people know what music can do.”

While one person wrote “Bruno,” the song, conversely, sets the record for the most credited recording artists ever on a Hot 100 No. 1.

The billing of Gaitán, Castillo, Adassa, Feliz, Guerrero, Beatriz and the Encanto cast outpaces the quintet of DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, whose “I’m the One” topped the May 20, 2017, chart.

(Notably, the superstar-infused “We Are the World,” which topped the Hot 100 for four weeks in 1985, was billed as by USA for Africa.)

Gaitán, Castillo, Adassa, Feliz, Guerrero and Beatriz each lead the Hot 100 for the first time. They voice Encanto characters, and Madrigal family members, Pepa, Félix, Dolores, Camilo, Isabela and Mirabel, respectively.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tops Billboard’s Hot 100 Songwriters Chart for First Time in His Career

It’s a songwriting first for Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate tops Billboard’s Hot 100 Songwriters chart dated January 15, reigning as the top songwriter in the U.S. for the first time due to his work on six songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100, all from the new smash Disney animated film Encanto.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Leading his haul is “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which soars from No. 50 to No. 5 on the Hot 100, becoming just the fifth song from a Disney animated film to reach the top five.

It follows Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle’s “A Whole New World” from Aladdin (No. 1, one week, 1993); Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King (No. 4, 1994); Vanessa Williams’ “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas (No. 4, 1994); and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” from Frozen (No. 5, 2014).

The song also earns the Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner, among Miranda’s numerous other career honors, his first top 10 on the Hot 100 as a songwriter (or in any capacity).

Here’s a look at all six of Miranda’s writing credits on the current Hot 100. Notably, he is the only credited writer on all six entries.

Rank, Artist Billing, Title
No. 5 (new high), Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
No. 14 (new high), Jessica Darrow, “Surface Pressure”
No. 62 (debut), Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz & Encanto Cast, “The Family Madrigal”
No. 67 (debut), Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz, “What Else Can I Do?”
No. 82 (debut), Stephanie Beatriz, “Waiting on a Miracle”
No. 83 (debut), Sebastian Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas”

As four of the songs above debut on the latest Hot 100, Miranda has now written 13 Hot 100-charting hits. Prior to Encanto, he penned four Hot 100 entries from the Disney film Moana, two charity singles and a mash-up.

Here are all seven of Miranda’s Hot 100-charting songs, as a writer, outside of Encanto (ranked by peak position):

Peak Position, Artist Billing, Title (co-songwriters in addition to Lin-Manuel Miranda), Peak Year
No. 20, Lin-Manuel Miranda feat. Artists for Puerto Rico, “Almost Like Praying” (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim), 2017
No. 41, Auli’i Cravalho, “How Far I’ll Go,” 2017
No. 49, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt, “Found / Tonight” (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul), 2018
No. 56, Alessia Cara, “How Far I’ll Go,” 2017
No. 65, Dwayne Johnson, “You’re Welcome,” 2017
No. 72, Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Love Make the World Go Round” (Mike Molina, Melody Hernandez, John Mitchell, Nelson Kyle, Marcus Lomax, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Jennifer Lopez), 2016
No. 93, Opetaia Foa’i & Lin-Manuel Miranda, “We Know the Way” (Opetaia Foa’i), 2016

The soundtracks for Miranda’s projects also have successful histories on Billboard‘s charts, with Encanto surging to No. 1 on the latest Billboard 200, up 76% to 72,000 equivalent album units in the tracking week ending January 6, according to MRC Data.

Additionally, Miranda ties at No. 3 on the latest Hot 100 Producers chart with collaborator Mike Elizondo, as the pair co-produced all six Hot 100-charting Encanto hits.

The weekly Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100; plus, genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on corresponding “Hot”-named genre charts. As with Billboard’s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

Manny Marroquin Among Music Talents Taking Part in the Grammy Museum’s Virtual “Grammy Career Day”

Manny Marroquin’s ready to talk shop with the next generation of musicians…

The Grammy Museum has announced plans to host eight Grammy Career Day events for the remainder of the year, with the 39-year-old Guatemalan mixing engineer and nine-time Grammy winner among those professionals participating.

Manny Marroquin

The career days, which launched on September 24, will take place on Thursdays at 6:00 pm ET starting through November 19.

The education program will be hosted virtually via digital conferencing for the first time.

But Marroquin isn’t the only Latino taking part in the program…

Mike Elizondo, a 47-year-old Latino producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and Grammy winner, will join Marroquin

Grammy Career Day is a nationwide education program focused on career mentorship for middle- and high-school students in music programs.

In addition to Marroquin and Elizondo, this year’s participants include music director Rickey Minor, who is coming off his second Primetime Emmy win for his work on The Kennedy Center Honors, and music supervisor Julia Michels. The line-up also includes Grammy-nominated artist Paul Jackson Jr.

Here’s the full schedule:

Sept. 24: Engineer Manny Marroquin and producer, songwriter and musician Mike Elizondo

Oct 1: Jonathan Azu, founder and CEO of the management firm Culture Collective, and music supervisor Julia Michels

Oct. 8: Jeff Greenberg, owner and CEO of The Village Studios, and Henry Alonzo, chief creative officer at Adarga Entertainment Group

Oct. 15: Songwriter, producer and video director Madison Beer and artist/bassist Sekou Bunch, who is the CEO of Ibis Music Entertainment, LLC

Oct. 22: Loretta Muñoz, assistant vice president, membership group at ASCAP, and entrepreneur and music manager Orly Marley

Oct. 29: Kiara Lanier, singer/songwriter and CEO of Hits For LifeNov. 12: Film and television composer Amanda Jones

Nov 19: Bass player, composer, producer, and music director Rickey Minor and musician, educator, and recording artist Paul Jackson Jr.

Middle school and high school students and teachers across the U.S. are invited to join these Grammy Career Day sessions. If schools want to participate, they can register via the online form.

There will be another series of virtual Career Day events in spring 2021.