“We are not talking about Bruno”, from Disney’s Encanto, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart.
The Ensemble Song – by Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto Cast – rose from #2 on the Hot 100 to #2 for a Disney animated film. It follows Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle Aladdin “A Whole New World” theme, which topped the chart on March 6, 1993.
“Bruno” also marks the first Hot 100 leader for the song’s sole writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda. He and Mike Elizondo co-produced it and earn their first and second trips to No. 1 respectively in those roles.
Earlier this month, the soundtrack to Walt Disney’s animated musical film reached No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 15), as the album went from 7 to 1 to his sixth week on the list. It’s the first soundtrack to reach No. 1 in more than two years – since Disney’s Frozen II sat atop the list for a week, on the chart dated December 14, 2019.
Encanto earned 72,000 US equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 6 (up 76%), according to MRC Data. The ensemble’s song streaming activity generated the majority of this unit sum.
the Encanto The soundtrack, with songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was released on November 19, before the film hits US theaters on November 24. The film was released via the Disney+ streaming service a month later. A week ago, the album jumped 110-7 after premiering on Disney+.
According to Billboard, Encanto is only the sixth animated film soundtrack to hit No. 1 since the Billboard 200 began publishing regularly on a weekly basis in 1956. Encanto follows Frozen II (one week at n°1, 2019), Frozen (13 weeks, 2014), The Curious George by Jack Johnson(one, 2006), Pocahontas (a, 1995), and The Lion King (10, 1994-95).
“The music of the Lopezes and Christophe Beck is part of the DNA of ‘Frozen’,” said co-director Christopher Buck. “We couldn’t imagine building Frozen 2 without them. They bring such a rich and emotional understanding of the world and the characters, and through their amazing music, we were able to really deepen and expand the story.
To buy Encanto: the songs on CD.