The last cast album to enter the Billboard charts at such a high position was 'Rent' back in 1996--which also starred Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp, and even had the same director.
As 'The Lion King' continues its reign over Broadway, Disney Theatricals keeps up the pace with an ongoing series of musical adaptations of its hit movies. Next up, look for 'Jungle Book' and 'Frozen.'
Here at Classicalite, we set our own agenda for the Academy Awards--specifically, the contenders for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. And, to be fair, we were wrong.
'Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' features 10 original tunes from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, as well as 22 score pieces composed by Christophe Beck.
With ample talent on the back end and a truly star-studded cast, the soundtrack to Frozen was watermarked for success long before its release.