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The ‘Encanto’ Soundtrack Stays Breaking Records — Here Are the Latest Achievements

We can barely keep up with all the accolades Encanto’s soundtrack is racking up! There’s a new milestone that the Disney film achieves every week. On Jan. 24, the film has claimed not only one, but three new achievements: the soundtrack kept its spot at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, helping its track “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” become the second highest-charting Disney Animation track in Hot 100 History (Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” holds first place), and another track of the film, “Surface Pressure” by Jessica Darrow, became the second top 10 hit from the soundtrack. The soundtrack is thriving, y’all.

Encanto has been making headlines for consistently climbing various notable charts. With this new breakthrough, it’s the first soundtrack with more than one week on the top since A Star Is Born, according to Billboard. Also, a few days ago we reported that “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” became the first original Disney soundtrack song to be No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. We also reported that the same song became Disney’s highest-charting soundtrack in 26 years. This overrode Frozen’s “Let It Go,” which only reached No. 5.

With this in mind, we hope to see the film win more prestigious awards. The film has already won a Golden Globe for “Best Animated Feature Film,” and an Academy Award — or a few! — might also be on the horizon. Encanto is on the shortlist in two categories: for “Original Score,” which was written by Mexican-American composer Germaine Franco, and for “Original Song” with the track “Dos Oruguitas” performed by Sebastián Yatra. The popular soundtrack is performed by the cast, including Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz, Diane Guerrero, and features Colombian pop stars Carlos Vives, Maluma, and Sebastián Yatra.

Let’s see what other milestones this animated film achieves!