Monday, May 27, 2024

“30” (End): Lin Manuel Miranda Ends Adele’s Six Week Run at Number 1 with Disney “Encanto” Soundtrack


Adele’s six week run at number 1 on the album charts is over.

The singer’s “30” finished in second place this week with 56,283 copies sold according to

In journalism, “30” means “the end,” a marking at the end of stories. For “30,” this week is a “30.” And the Adele album won’t be returning anytime soon. Next week’s number 1 album was released today, The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM.”

Who deposed Adele? Why, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. His soundtrack to Disney’s “Encanto” sold 69,948 copies and took the number 1 spot. The soundtrack’s success is driven by a track called “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which is being eyed for an Oscar nomination for Best Song soon.

Lin-Manuel has had quite a year. In addition to “Hamilton” being filmed for Disney Plus, his “In the Heights” was released last June. Adding to “Encanto” right now is Miranda’s film directorial debut with “Tick Tick Boom” on Netflix. That film may be a Best Picture nominee, and Andrew Garfield is in the running for Best Actor.

Adele will try to reclaim some heat for “30” with a video for “Oh My God,” coming January 12th. But that track has already been somewhat exhausted. We’ll see what happens…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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