Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Encanto” Soundtrack Reaches No. 1 on Australia’s Albums Chart

Lin-Manuel Miranda is celebrating success Down Under

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican composer/lyricist’s Encanto soundtrack tops the Australian albums chart in its eleventh week.

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The soundtrack to the Disney animated film earns its first ARIA Chart crown, with three songs from the album impacting the singles survey: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (No. 8), “Surface Pressure” (No. 22) and “The Family Madrigal” (No. 50).

Encanto completes its climb to the summit after debuting at No. 29 at the start of January, before lifting into the Top 10 for the first time in its second week, and staying there ever since.

Carolina Gaitán & Her “Encanto” Cast Mates Log Seventh Week at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Carolina Gaitán is still making a splash across the pond…

The 37-year-old Colombian actress and singer and her fellow Encanto cast mates are celebrating a seventh week at No. 1 in the United Kingdom with their hit single from the Disney animated film, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”

Encanto“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the longest-running No. 1 this year so far, became the first original Disney cut to lead the Official U.K. Singles Chart.

The song, by Gaitán, Mauro CastilloAdassaRhenzy FelizDiane GuerreroStephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast (all singing as the characters that they voice in the movie), was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The track was recently named Best Song Written for a Film by the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA).

Encanto continues to make a big impression on the chart with “Surface Pressure” down 3-5 this week, and “The Family Madrigal” down 8-10.

Adassa & Her “Encanto” Cast Mates Notch Fourth Week at No. 1 on UK Singles Chart with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Make that four weeks in a row for Adassa

The 35-year-old Afro-Colombian-American urban reggaeton singer and her Encanto cast mates’ “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” leads the U.K. singles chart for a fourth week, powered by streaming.

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“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” racks up another 59,900 chart sales including 8.5 million streams, as it extends its magical streak, according to the Official Charts Company.

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is the first original Disney recording to rule the Official U.K. Singles Chart, and with each cycle at the top, it’s creating more history.

The track also features the vocals of Carolina Gaitán, Mauro CastilloRhenzy FelizDiane GuerreroStephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast as their characters in the animated film.

Meanwhile, another Encanto tune, “Surface Pressure” by Jessica Darrow, lifts 4-3, for a new peak.

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

It’s an enchanting five for Lin-Manuel Miranda

Walt Disney Records’ Encanto soundtrack, containing eight original songs written by the 42-year-old Puerto Rican Tony Award-winning star and produced by Mike Elizondo, spends its fifth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the soundtrack with the most weeks atop the chart since Disney’s own Frozen ruled for 13 nonconsecutive weeks in 2014.

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With their totals at No. 1 (so far), Frozen and Encanto boast the most, and second-most, weeks at No. 1, respectively, among soundtracks in the 21st century.

Encanto earned 110,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending February 10 (down 2%), according to MRC Data.

Of Encanto’s 110,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 91,000 (down 3%, equaling 134.82 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 17,000 (up 5%) and TEA units comprise 2,000 (down 28%).

Encanto continues to be powered largely by streaming activity for its songs, including its five top 40-charting hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (which spent its second week atop the February 12-dated chart), “Surface Pressure,” “The Family Madrigal,” “What Else Can I Do?” and the Academy Award-nominated “Dos Oruguitas.”

Notably, Encanto is one of only six soundtracks to spend at least five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the last 30 years. Before Encanto, there was Frozen (13 weeks, 2014), Titanic (16, 1998), Waiting to Exhale (five, 1996), The Lion King (10, 1994-95) and the Whitney Houston-led The Bodyguard (20, 1992-93). (Before that, the last soundtrack with at least five weeks at No. 1 was Prince’s Batman in 1989, with six weeks at No. 1.) The soundtrack — and overall album — with the most weeks at No. 1 is West Side Story, with 54 weeks atop the list in 1962-63.

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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Encanto” Soundtrack Makes History on U.K. Singles Chart

Lin-Manuel Miranda is making U.K. chart history…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer-songwriter, playwright, and film director’s Encanto soundtrack has produced another U.K. singles chart achievement as the album’s hit single “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” notches another week at No. 1 on Official U.K. Singles Chart.

EncantoWhile “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” enters a third week at No. 1, another two Encanto album tracks impact the Top 10: “Surface Pressure” by Jessica Darrow (holding at No. 4) and “The Family Madrigal” (up 11-7).

In the process, Encanto becomes the first animated film soundtrack in U.K. chart history to simultaneously chart three songs in the Top 10. The collection already made history when “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” became the first original Disney number to lead the chart.

Meanwhile, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is on track to notch a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on the U.K singles chart. Based on sales and streaming data accumulated from the first 48 hours in the chart week, the song will lock up another chart crown.

The Official U.K. Singles Chart is unveiled late Friday, local time.

The ensemble song, written by Miranda, is performed by Carolina GaitánMauro CastilloAdassaRhenzy FelizDiane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Encanto” Soundtrack Makes History in Return to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues encanto-tando in the United States…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer-songwriter, playwright, and film director’s Encanto soundtrack collects a third nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated February 5.

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The soundtrack earned a new weekly-best 115,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 27 — up 11%, according to MRC Data. 

In the last 10 years, only four soundtracks have spent at least three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200: Encanto (three), Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born (four in 2018-19), Black Panther: The Album (three, 2018) and Frozen (13, 2014).

Of Encanto’s 115,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 93,000 (up 11%, equaling 138.51 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 19,000 (up 10%) and TEA units comprise 3,000 (up 17%).

Encanto, has 44 tracks on its streaming album — however, most of those are score and instrumental tracks. The vast majority of the album’s weekly units are from the nine songs with vocals on the album, including the Billboard Hot 100 top 10s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure.”

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.

MRC Data, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes anexhaustive and thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling theweekly chart rankings. MRC Data reviews and authenticates data, removing anysuspicious or unverifiable activity using established criteria before final chart calculations are made and published. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious and unverifiable is disqualified prior to the final calculation.

Stephanie Beatriz’s “Encanto” Hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Becomes Disney’s First Original Song to Reach No. 1 on U.K. Singles Chart

Stephanie Beatriz is officially a chart-topping singer…

In a chart first, the 40-year-old Colombian-Bolivian Argentine actress’ popular single “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” from the acclaimed Disney musical Encanto, soars to No. 1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart, as predicted.

EncantoIn the process, the single, which also features vocal performances from Rhenzy Feliz, Adassa, Mauro Castillo, Diane Guerrero and Carolina Gaitan, has become the first ever original Disney song reach the summit in chart’s 70-year history.

Racking up 6.3 million streams in the UK last week, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” also marks composer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first ever original soundtrack song to reach No. 1 on the Official Chart.

“We’re delighted to have our first original Disney No. 1 single of all time with ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ from Encanto,” said Lee Jury, Senior Vice President, Studios Marketing, Music Group & Stage Shows EMEA at Disney. “It’s another captivating, infectious track written by Lin Manuel Miranda and we’re so proud of the success of the movie and soundtrack. Not forgetting ‘Surface Pressure’, another hit from the soundtrack, which is in at Number 5 also. Having two tracks in the Top 5 is more than we ever could have expected… may the success continue!”

 

It’s the first No. 1 single for every actor/singer on the track.

Disney’s “Encanto” Soundtrack, Featuring Songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rises to No. 1 on Billboard 200

Lin-Manuel Miranda has left America encantado

The soundtrack to the Walt Disney animated musical film Encanto, featuring songs written by the 41-year-old Puerto Rican actor, songwriter, singer, playwright, producer, and film director, has surged to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated January 15.

EncantoThe Encanto soundtrack jumps 7-1 in its sixth week on the list.

It’s the first soundtrack to hit No. 1 in more than two years – since Disney’s Frozen II chilled atop the list for one week, on the chart dated December 14, 2019.

Encanto earned 72,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Januaruy 6 (up 76%), according to MRC Data. Streaming activity of the set’s songs drove the majority of that unit sum.

Of Encanto’s 72,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending January 6, SEA units comprise 58,000 (up 91%; equaling 87.69 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales comprise 11,000 (up 33%) and TEA units comprise 3,000 (up 33%).

The album’s two most popular songs of the week, by SEA units, are “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure.” “Bruno” and “Surface” both debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated January 8 and should jump up the list dated January 15.

The Encanto soundtrack, with songs written by Miranda and scores by Germaine Franco, was released on Nov. 19, before the film arrived in U.S. theaters on November 24. The movie was released via the Disney+ streaming service a month later — which is likely helping the album’s exposure and promotion in the last two tracking weeks. A week ago, the album leaped 110-7 after its premiere on Disney+.

Encanto is just the sixth animated film soundtrack to hit No. 1 since the Billboard 200 began regularly publishing on a weekly basis in 1956. Encanto follows Frozen II (one week at No. 1, 2019), Frozen (13 weeks, 2014), Jack Johnson’s Curious George (one, 2006), Pocahontas (one, 1995) and The Lion King (10, 1994-95). (All but Curious George are Disney films.)