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Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack is Best-Selling Album of 2014: Taylor Swift, Beyonce & One Direction Also Sold Big

by Carolyn Menyes   Dec 9, 2014 15:22 PM EST

Music fans just could not "Let It Go" in 2014. In an announcement that should have been no surprise to those following album sales in 2014, the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen was the best-selling album of the year on the Billboard 200, coming ahead of major releases from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.

The snowy animated film soundtrack started off the year strong, logging 13 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 in an otherwise empty music release landscape. Frozen has since become the longest best-selling Disney soundtrack, beating records set by The Lion King.

It was also the first album of the year to surpass one million copies in sales, though it would eventually be joined by Beyoncé and Swift's 1989, which were the second and third best-selling albums of the year, respectively.

Many albums in the top slots on the year-end Billboard 200 were actually released in 2013, including Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2, Lorde's Pure Heroine, One Direction's Midnight Memories and Katy Perry's PRISM, all of which landed in the top 10.

Check out the full list of the

01. Frozen, Soundtrack
02. Beyoncé, Beyonce
03. 1989, Taylor Swift
04. Midnight Memories, One Direction
05. The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
06. Pure Heroine, Lorde
07. Crash My Party, Luke Bryan
08. PRISM, Katy Perry
09. Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influence, Garth Brooks
10. Here's to the Good Times, Florida Georgia Line
11. In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
12. Night Visions, Imagine Dragons
13. The Outsiders, Eric Church
14. Ghost Stories, Coldplay
15. Now 50, Various Artists
16. Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert
17. Wrapped in Red, Kelly Clarkson
18. Duck the Halls: A Robinson Family Christmas
19. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1, Soundtrack
20. Partners, Barbra Streisand

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