Coldplay may be leading 2014 album sales in the United Kingdom, but here in the States the record scene is a little bit colder. Unsurprisingly to anyone who follows the Billboard charts, the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen is the top-selling album of the year so far in the United States and the only one to surpass a million copies sold.
Thus far in the year, Frozen has moved 2.69 million copies, blowing other music competition out of the water, according to Billboard. The massive success of the animated film soundtrack is no real breaking news. During the first few months of the year, Frozen topped the Billboard 200 an astounding 11 times, breaking the record for the best-selling animated film soundtrack (beating The Lion King and Jack Johnson's Curious George album).
The soundtrack to Frozen is on pace to become the best-selling album of 2014, moving nearly 2 million more copies than the No. 2 record of the year, Beyoncé's Beyoncé. Released by surprise on Dec. 13, 2013, and led by the singles "Drunk In Love" and "XO," Beyoncé has sold 702,000 copies.
Mrs. Carter is on solid pace ahead of her competition, though she remains a far cry away from Frozen. The No. 3 album of the year goes to country crooner Eric Church's latest album The Outsiders. Released in February, Church's album sold 288,000 copies upon its release and has slowly built toward a massive total of 642,000 records sold.
"Royals" singer Lorde follows closely behind Church, with her debut album Pure Heroine. It's the fourth best-selling record of the year, with a cool 641,000 units sold (thanks largely to Lorde's multiple Grammy wins earlier this year).
The top five in the U.S. is rounded out by Coldplay's Ghost Stories. Though the "Magic" band ranks four spots lower here than abroad, the new album has sold far more copies in the U.S. than the U.K., with 589,000 units moved.
Check out the full top 10 selling albums of the year below:
1. Soundtrack, Frozen (2,696,000)
2. Beyoncé, Beyoncé (702,000)
3. Eric Church, The Outsiders (642,000)
4. Lorde, Pure Heroine (641,00)
5. Coldplay, Ghost Stories (589,000)
6.Various Artists, Now 49 (482,000)
7. Luke Bryan, Crash My Party (455,000)
8. Katy Perry, Prism (453,000)
9. Various Artists, Now 50 (452,000)
10. Pharrell Williams, G I R L (452,000)