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Wednesday
Jul022014

"Frozen" & Pharrell Are Tops in Music Sales So Far This Year 

Walt Disney RecordsNow that we're halfway through 2014, which artists are leading the race for the best-selling song and album of the year?  It's all about "Happy" and "Let It Go."

Billboard reports that so far, the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen is the year's biggest-selling album, with 2.7 million copies sold so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Pretty impressive, when you consider that the Frozen soundtrack -- fueled by the success of the movie and the blockbuster single "Let It Go" --  is the only album released so far this year that's sold more than a million copies.

In a sign of the times, this year is now the third in a row where, at the mid-point, only one album has managed to cross the million mark.

The second-best selling album of the year is Beyonce's self-titled "surprise" disc, which has sold 702,000 copies.

As for singles, the best-selling song of 2014 so far is the tune that was beaten at the Oscars by "Let It Go": Pharrell Williams' "Happy."  It's sold 5.6 million copies this year.  The second best-seller of the year is Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," followed by John Legend's "All of Me."


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