“Encanto” has a seventh week at the top of the Billboard album chart; Yeat makes his Top 10 debut
The music of “Encanto” casts an enchanting spell that is hard to break. The soundtrack album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a seventh week, while the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” landed a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
These positions have remained safe because it’s such a slow season for major new releases. No song debuted in the top 10 of the Hot 100 this week, and fresh action is almost as rare on the album chart. Only one longtime newcomer, Yeat’s “2Alive,” bowed in the upper ranks of the Billboard 200, debuting at No. 6 with a modest 32,000 album-equivalent units.
It was only a fraction of the number that kept the “Encanto” album at the top. It lasted with 90,000 album-equivalent units. Album #2 failed to even manage half that amount. Gunna’s “DS4Ever” held on to second place with just 41,000 units.
There may be nothing new about “Encanto” topping the charts at this late date, but at least every week Billboard has a new stat to brag about just how powerful the Disney soundtrack is. This week is the album has now had the most weeks at the top since Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” charted at No. 1 for 10 weeks in January, February and March 2021. Billboard notes furthermore that if you go back five years instead of just one, it’s in third place for longevity at #1, behind not just Wallen’s 10 weeks, but the eight weeks that Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” has gone to the top.
“Dangerous” is no longer No. 1, of course, but it’s still doing incredibly well for what is practically a catalog album at this point. It’s at No. 3 this week with 41,000 units.
Also holding court in the top 10 of the album chart: The Weeknd’s Greatest Hits Collection at No. 4, followed by Olivia Rodrigo at No. 5 and Drake, Doja Cat, Eminem and Adele at No. 7 at 10.
On the Hot 100, “Bruno” benefited from the fact that his radio plays continued to increase even though streams were down a bit. The song’s US streams were 29.9 million, down 7%, while its radio airplay rose 23% to 7.9 million impressions.
Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” held on to second place for a second week. Beyond that, there was at least a little movement, as Gayle’s ‘Abcdefu’ moved up one spot to No. 3, trading places with Adele’s ‘Easy on Me’ No. 4.
Kodak Black moved up one spot to No. 5. Justin Bieber, meanwhile, has back-to-back songs in the top 10 – with his Kid Laroi collaboration at No. 6 and his solo track “Ghosts” at No. 7 Guess who else has joint successes? Ed Sheeran, whose “Shhivers” and “Bad Habits” are at numbers 8-9. Closing the march at No. 10 is “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” by Elton John and Dua Lipa.
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