The creators of Disney’s Frozen will be celebrating today after the UK Official Charts Company announced that the soundtrack has gone double platinum.
So not only is Frozen one the highest grossing films of all times, its soundtrack is now the biggest selling soundtrack since megahit Mamma Mia. The Academy Award winning Frozen is closing in on NOW 87 as the biggest selling album of 2014 to date, according to the Official Charts Company
Let It Go, the lead track performed by Idina Menzel, has spent 28 consecutive weeks in the Top 40 on the Official Singles Chart, and has now been certified Gold in the UK. Six songs from the Frozen OST are still in the Official Singles Chart.
Richard Hinkley, General Manager, Universal Music Catalogue explains, ‘When we first saw the movie it was evident that this had all the ingredients of a classic Disney musical soundtrack: lots of great original songs performed by strong characters, with a captivating storyline. We are absolutely delighted to be part of this magical story that has captured a generation. In a world of ever-greater media fragmentation, Let It Go has become the single common cultural moment for every child and their parents.’
Ritch Sibthorpe, Managing Director, Music, The Walt Disney Company EMEA adds, ‘We are thrilled with the success of the Frozen Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a key component of the most successful feature in Walt Disney Animation studio’s history. Core song Let It Go has become a true phenomenon and anthem for young families worldwide, evidenced by a rich outpouring of user generated content across social media. The soundtrack is one of a number of Frozen products currently breaking sales records including DVD and Blu Ray formats, toys, clothing and more.’