The "Frozen" soundtrack has iced another week at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, and is looking to tie a record performance by music from a Disney animated film.
The tuner logged a ninth non-consecutive frame at the top with sales of 149,000 (off 8%), according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending April 6. Another week at the pinnacle will tie the chart-topping performance of "The Lion King," which reigned in 1994-95. The album will likely top sales of 2 million next week.
One Direction, on the group's U.S. tour last year.
Chicago-area hard rock trio Chevelle bowed at No. 3 with their seventh full-length release "La Gargola" (Epic), which tallied 45,000. The band's previous peak came with 2009's "Sci-Fi Crimes," which topped out at No. 6.
Pop vocalist Christina Perri's "Head or Heart" (Atlantic) debuted at No. 4, shifting 40,000. The title matched the peak of her 2011 release "Lovestrong"; in the interim, Perri issued "A Thousand Years," the vastly popular single drawn from the soundtrack to "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn."
Country duo Dan + Shay's "Where It All Began" (Warner Bros. Nashville) arrived at No. 6, toting up 29,000 units. They made their initial chart impression last year with the No. 11 single "19 You + Me."
After a nearly decade-long hiatus, neo-bluegrass trio Nickel Creek climbed aboard at No. 7 with "A Dotted Line" (Nonesuch), tracking 27,000. It's the act's highest-charting set ever: Their last release "Why Should the Fire Die?" reached No. 17.
The week's top-10 holdovers included "Shakira" (No. 5, 29,000 sold, off 66%), Johnny Cash's "Out Among the Star" (No. 8, 26,000, down 52%), Pharrell's "G I R L" (No. 9, 25,000, off 2%) and the "Now 49" hits compilation (No. 10, 20,000, up 24%).