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 hitsdailydouble.com.
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…