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"Frozen" Soundtrack Returns to #1; Grammy Awards Lead to Sales Gains

Image courtesy of Bret Hartman/CBS (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Bret Hartman/CBS (via ABC News Radio)

Since much of the country is in deep freeze, perhaps it makes sense that the top of the charts would be, too.  The soundtrack to the hit Disney animated film Frozen has returned to #1, replacing last week's chart-topper, Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes.   This is the album's third week overall at #1.

Billboard notes that Frozen is the first TV or film soundtrack to spend at least three weeks at #1 since High School Musical 2 topped the chart for four weeks in 2007.  However, the last movie soundtrack to spend three or more weeks at the top was Bad Boys II , which spent four weeks at #1 in 2003.

Elsewhere on the chart, this year's compilation of songs by Grammy-nominated artists, 2014 Grammy Nominees , debuts at #2.  A Great Big World, riding high with the success of their hit single "Say Something," featuring Christina Aguilera, debuts at #4 with their first album, Is There Anybody Out There?

Meanwhile, even though the Grammys just aired on Sunday, their effects are already being felt on the chart.  Thanks to Billboard, here's a look at the sales percentage increases for albums and songs that either won awards, or were featured on the star-studded three-and-a-half hour telecast:

Taylor Swift's Red album and song "All Too Well" -- 105% and 3,280% increases, respectively
Pink & Nate Ruess' "Just Give Me a Reason" -- 122%
Daft Punk's album Random Access Memories and song "Get Lucky" -- 91% and 206%, respectively
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" and her album Prism -- 12% and 11%, respectively
Lorde's Pure Heroine album and her song "Royals" -- 19% and 17%, respectively
Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox album -- 44%
Sara Bareilles' "Brave" -- 41%
Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" -- 34%
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' album The Heist - - 38%

Next week is when we'll see the real "Grammy bump" impact on the charts, as a full week's worth of sales figures will be taken into account.

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