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"Frozen" & Pharrell Are Tops in Music Sales So Far This Year

Image courtesy of Walt Disney Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Records (via ABC News Radio)

Now that we're halfway through 2014, which artists are leading the race for the best-selling song and album of the year?  It's all about "Happy" and "Let It Go."

Billboard reports that so far, the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen is the year's biggest-selling album, with 2.7 million copies sold so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Pretty impressive, when you consider that the Frozen soundtrack -- fueled by the success of the movie and the blockbuster single "Let It Go" --  is the only album released so far this year that's sold more than a million copies.

In a sign of the times, this year is now the third in a row where, at the mid-point, only one album has managed to cross the million mark.

The second-best selling album of the year is Beyonce 's self-titled "surprise" disc, which has sold 702,000 copies.

As for singles, the best-selling song of 2014 so far is the tune that was beaten at the Oscars by "Let It Go": Pharrell Williams ' "Happy."  It's sold 5.6 million copies this year.  The second best-seller of the year is Katy Perry 's "Dark Horse," followed by John Legend 's "All of Me."


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