The soundtrack to the popular Disney movie Frozen has entered into rarefied territory, reports WAMC.
The box office hit surprised no one when 3.2 million copies of the home video were purchased shortly after its released.
What has caught industry experts off guard is that 2.6 million copies of the sound track have also been sold.
Filipino American Bobby Lopez wrote the soundtrack along with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
Frozen has topped the Billboard charts 13 times.
“The Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums in the country each week, based upon sales — that’s pretty staggering, because at this point, we’re kind of in the realm of mega-soundtracks, like Titanic, which spent 16 weeks at No. 1, and The Lion King, another Disney movie that spent 10 weeks at No. 1,” Keith Caufield of Billboard said.
“We’re in spring, yet Frozen is still with us. And I’ve kind of run out of puns, because there’s only so many ways you can say things like ‘Frozen Holds Its Icy Grip At No. 1′ [or] ‘The Chill Will Not Be Turned Down!’ I mean, it just keeps going and I’m afraid that it’ll be the middle of summer and we’ll be making puns.”
The hit song off the soundtrack is Let It Go, for which Lopez won an Oscar for best original song.
You can read more about the phenomenal success of the soundtrack on WAMC.