The Disney animated movie was debuted in theaters on November 24 before becoming available to stream on Disney+ a month later on December 24. With songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda including Hamilton and Moana’s irresistible tunes, the Encanto soundtrack has now become the first soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts since another Disney movie, Frozen II, did back in December 2019.
Encanto’s soundtrack dethroned Adele’s 30 for the top spot after her album held No. 1 for six weeks. However, We Don’t Talk About Bruno and Surface Pressure are currently the breakout songs from Encanto, according to Billboard’s data. Meanwhile, Encanto is only the sixth animated movie soundtrack to make it to No. 1 since Billboard began regularly publishing data.
The others are Curious George, 2006, and several Disney films including The Lion King, 1994, Pocahontas, 1995, Frozen, 2014, and Frozen II. Moreover, on Sunday, Encanto bagged the best-animated movie at the Golden Globes. The film’s magical story is about the extraordinary Madrigal family, who live in the secluded mountains of Colombia in a magical house called Encanto.
The magic of the home has blessed every family member with special and unique gifts ranging from super-strength to speaking with animals to healing except for one person that is Mirabel. When Mirabel, voiced by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz, discovers the magic surrounding Encanto is in danger, she finds she might be her family’s only hope.
The movie also includes the voices of María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz and Carolina Gaitan. Encanto is now streaming on Disney+.