We Don’t Talk About Bruno, the unexpected hit of the Encanto soundtrack has turned into the first song from a Disney film to grab the Number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 outline since A Whole New World from Aladdin did it in 1993.
It joins the Encanto soundtrack itself as a chart-topper, as the animated film’s soundtrack stays on the Billboard 200 outline for the third time over the most recent month, reports Variety.com.
The song, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, turned into the primary Hot 100 to have been composed by an independent songwriter in over four years, Ed Sheeran’s Wonderful has been the last.
For the very first time, a Miranda soundtrack has gained such popularity to be at the Number 1 position and it only happened second that a Disney song has reached the top on the charts.
Most surprisingly, the song topped the chart with no additional promotions, including the fact, it has close to no radio play which is very strange for a chart in which spins play a significant role.
The popularity of Bruno made things very difficult for Adele’s Easy On Me which was forced to give up the Number 1 spot on the Hot 100 after a 10-week dominance at the top. Easy On Me fell to the Number 2 spot.
Meanwhile, Bruno drew 34.9 million US streams which are over two times as many as Adele’s long-running hit, however, an insignificant 1.5 million radio airplay impressions is compared to 1/62nd the number of Adele’s radio power.
Acknowledging the hype of the song, a radio increase can be witnessed for the week. It is clear now that radio stations have started including Bruno in their popular playlists.
Few songs on the chart remain at the same place from last week such as Heatwaves at Number 3 by Glass Animals. Gayle’s abcdefu remains at Number 8 on the top 100 charts just like last week. The song has been Number 1 for four weeks in the Global 200 and the Global Excl U.S charts.
Encanto stayed on top with 115,000 album-equivalent units on the Billboard 200 album charts. That is up 11% from the earlier week, and it’s having the best week after week absolute to date as the soundtrack keeps on seeing expansion in rate consistently.
Two albums that debuted in the best 10: Youngboy Never Broke Again’s ‘Colours’, at Number 2, and nation star Walker Hayes’ Country stuff: The Album at Number 9. The former’s album bowed with 79,000 album units and the latter’s first full-length album since breaking out with Fancy Like entered with 33,000. For Hayes, it’s the time in the main 10 on the album outline.
In their third running week, the new album by The Weeknd and Gunna fell one spot each to 3 and 4, respectively.