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Frozen soundtrack scores biggest sales week in America for 11th week at the top

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Apr 23, 2014 | 11:51am EDT

The Frozen soundtrack continues to wow chart experts in America after scoring an 11th week at number one on the album chart. The 2013 release, which features songs by the film's stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, has just notched up its biggest sales week yet, selling 259,000 units to rule the Billboard 200 again. The album, which has now sold a total of 2.3 million copies in the U.S., has become one of 15 soundtracks to spend at least 11 weeks at number one since Billboard began publishing a weekly chart in 1956. It also breaks a tie with The Lion King to become the outright longest-running number one animated film soundtrack. August Alsina's debut Testimony enters the chart at a distant number two, while rockers NEEDTOBREATHE debut Rivers in the Wasteland at three, and Jason Derulo makes his first top 10 bow with Talk Dirty at four. Ingrid Michaelson rounds out the new top five with Lights Out. Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams has followed up two weekends at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California with a ninth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Happy makes Williams just the sixth solo male artist to spend a cumulative six months at number one on the countdown - only Usher, Michael Jackson, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and his Blurred Lines collaborator T.I. have spent more time atop the Hot 100. John Legend's All of Me holds onto the number two spot on the new chart, while Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty rebounds to three.

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