Frozen Soundtrack Album ( Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ) is by various artists.
The album was released on the 25th of November 2013 under the record label Walt Disney Records, part of the Disney Music Group.
The soundtrack features thirty-two tracks with ten original songs written and composed by husband and wife team, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. It also features twenty-two scores by Canadian TV and movie score composer and conductor, Christophe Beck.
Walt Disney Records released two versions of the album, a single-disc edition along with a two-disc digipak, marketed as a deluxe edition. The digipak contained original demos, outtakes and instrumentals.
In 2015, the Frozen Soundtrack album won a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, beating the likes of The Wolf of Wall Street.
Nominated for the Grammy category of Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, the Frozen soundtrack lost out to The Grand Budapest Hotel by multi-award-winning French film composer, Alexandre Desplat.
The album has gone on to become a huge success. In the United States, it is the fifth best-selling soundtrack of 2013, selling 338,000 copies in that the year. In 2014 it continued to sell well and became the only album to rack-up over 2.7 million units during the first half of the year.
The sales phenomenon continued in the United States, and by July of 2014, the soundtrack had reached three million in sales, almost half of which were in the digital format.
The feat made it the best-selling soundtrack since digital sales had been recorded. As of April 2015, it has notched up sales of over four million copies in the United States.
Worldwide sales figures for the year 2014 have put the Frozen soundtrack at over ten million copies, making it that year’s best-selling album for all international markets.
Disc awards have been numerous. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) awarded the Frozen Soundtrack album 4x Platinum.
In the United Kingdom and Canada, it has gained a 3x Platinum award. It has been awarded 5x Platinum in Australia for sales of over 350,000 copies with Platinum in Belgium and Denmark for sales of 30,000 and 20,000 copies respectively.
In France and Poland, a Gold disc has been awarded.
The album has received positive reviews. Matt DeTurck, reviewing for Rochestercitynewspaper.com wrote that the ” soundtrack is a collection of enjoyable songs that only improve with subsequent listens. “
In a review for Commonsensemedia, Grace Montgomery wrote the ” soundtrack is a wonderful mix of poignancy and humor “. She added that the ” talented cast also does an amazing job bringing the different characters’ personalities to life through song. “
The lead single, ” Let It Go “, was released via digital download on the 21st of October 2013. Performed by American singer-songwriter and actress, Demi Lovato, it was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Production for the single was by Emanuel Kiriakou and Andrew Goldstein.
” Let It Go ” was released as a cover version of the original show tune by award-winning actress, singer and songwriter, Idina Menzel.
Demi Lovato’s version found some chart success. In the United States, the single peaked at number thirty-eight on the 28th of January 2014 and spent twenty weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Idina Menzel took the song higher in the US, reaching number five there.
In the United Kingdom, Demi Lovato’s cover entered the UK Singles Chart on the 28th of December 2013 and reached number forty-two. It spent twenty-seven weeks in the Top 100.
Elsewhere, ” Let It Go ” peaked inside the Top Twenty in New Zealand, Philippines and Belgium ( Flanders ).
The Frozen Soundtrack album became a hugely successful release for Disney. In the United States, the album topped the Billboard 200 on the 18th of January 2014, a position it held for thirteen weeks. The album spent 131 weeks on the chart.
On the Soundtrack Chart, it peaked at Number One on the 14th of December 2013, spending forty-four non-consecutive weeks at the top. To date, it has spent 261 weeks on the chart.
The album also topped the charts in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, China and Ireland.
In the United Kingdom, the Frozen Soundtrack Album topped the UK Compilations Chart.
Frozen is an American animated fantasy musical film based on The Snow Queen, a fairy tale by 19th-century Danish author and poet, Hans Christian Andersen.
Released in 2013 by Walt Disney Pictures, the 3D computer-animated musical was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Frozen features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Williams, Maia Wilson, Paul Briggs, Maurice LaMarche and Jennifer Lee.
The story was written by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee ( who also wrote the screenplay ) and Shane Morris, with Jennifer Lee co-directing with Chris Buck.
Frozen tells the story of a heroic princess called Anna, who embarks on a journey after a prophecy leaves the kingdom trapped in eternal winter.
She is joined by an iceman and Sven, his reindeer, along with a cheerful snowman called Olaf.
Their quest is to find Elsa, the Snow Queen, and end the spell that has left the kingdom covered in ice.
Frozen became a hugely successful release for Disney. Worldwide box office revenue has exceeded 1.27 billion US dollars, including 400 million dollars in the United States and Canada and 247 million dollars in Japan.
The movie is ranked as the fifteenth highest-grossing film ever and the highest of 2013. In Japan, it is the third highest-grossing film to date.
As a multi-award-winning movie, Frozen has won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, one Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film and one BAFTA for Best Animated Film.
The film has also won five Annie Awards, which include Best Animated Feature. It has also won two Grammys for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Additionally, Frozen has won two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
In 2019, Disney announced that a sequel, Frozen 2, would be released in November.
Frozen Album Track Listing:
1. Frozen Heart
2. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
3. For the First Time in Forever
4. Love Is an Open Door
5. Let It Go
6.Reind eer(s) Are Better Than People
7. In Summer
8.For the First Time in Forever ( Reprise )
9. Fixer Upper
10. Let It Go ( single version )
11. Vuelie ( featuring Cantus )
12. Elsa and Anna
13. The Trolls
14. Coronation Day
15. Heimr Àrnadalr
16. Winter’s Waltz
18. Royal Pursuit
19. Onward and Upward4
21. The North Mountain
22. We Were So Close
23. Marshmallow Attack!
24. Conceal, Don’t Feel
25. Only an Act of True Love
26. Summit Siege
27. Return to Arendelle
29. Some People Are Worth Melting For
31. The Great Thaw ( Vuelie Reprise )