Sheet Music for Disney's "Frozen" Tops Musicnotes Charts; Soundtrack Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200

News   Sheet Music for Disney's "Frozen" Tops Musicnotes Charts; Soundtrack Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200
 
Sheet music to the songs of "Frozen," Disney's 3-D animated film that features the voices of Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and stage and screen actress Kristen Bell, has broken sales at Musicnotes.com, the website specializing in downloadable sheet music and digital sheet music publishing. 

Downloadable sheet music for "Let It Go," the film's Oscar-nominated Best Original Song by Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has sold over 25,000 copies since it was added to the Musicnotes catalogue early this year. Piano/Vocal/Chords, Singer Pro, Easy Piano and Beginner Notes sheet music for "Let It Go" have outsold all other songs in each arrangement category. Additionally, many of the instrumental arrangements of "Let It Go" currently are sitting at number one for their respective keys (C instrument, Bb instrument, Eb instrument, F instrument, Bass Clef instrument and for viola).

The second best-selling song on Musicnotes.com in 2014, "Say Something" by A Great Big World, has sold approximately 12,200 copies.

The soundtrack to "Frozen" also returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth nonconsecutive week atop the list. "Frozen" has now earned the most weeks at No. 1 for a soundtrack since "Titanic" racked up 16 straight weeks at No. 1 in 1998. It ruled the list on the charts dated Jan. 24-May 9 that year.

This week's Billboard 200 reflects the tracking week ending Feb. 23, where the "Frozen" album sold 89,000 copies (down 11 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan. A week ago, it was No. 2 with 100,000. 

According to Box Office Mojo, "Frozen" has grossed over $980 million worldwide at the box office since its late-November 2013 release. Disney recently released the sing-along version of the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film in 1,000 theatres. "Frozen" received two Oscar nominations, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Let It Go"). The film won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.

In wide release since Nov. 27 the film posted the No. 1 all-time Thanksgiving debut and the largest opening ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film.

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Directed by Chris Buck ("Tarzan," "Surf's Up") and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter "Wreck-It Ralph") from a screenplay by Lee, the voice cast of the film features Bell ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," The Crucible), Menzel (Wicked, If/Then), Groff (Spring Awakening), Tony Award nominees Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) and Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Alan Tudyk (Prelude to a Kiss) and Ciarán Hinds (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof).

The film uses original songs by husband-and-wife songwriters Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez as well as an original score composed by Christophe Beck ("The Muppets").

Here's how the film, produced by Peter Del Vecho, is described: "Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom."

Additionally, Disney has released a multi-language version of the film's hit song "Let It Go," which can be seen below.

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