‘We’re Not Talking About Bruno’ From ‘Encanto’ Tops Hot 100 – Billboard


“We are not talking about Bruno”, from Disney’s Encantomade a magical run to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart.

The Ensemble Song – by Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto Cast – drops out of No. 2 on the Hot 100 and becomes just the second No. 1 in a Disney animated film.

“Bruno” also marks the first Hot 100 leader for the song’s sole writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda. He and Mike Elizondo co-produced it and earn their first and second trips to No. 1 respectively in those roles.

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Let’s talk a lot about “Bruno,” who becomes the 1,133rd number 1 on the Hot 100 in the chart’s 63-year history.

Broadcasts, distribution and sales: “Bruno” garnered 34.9 million streams in the US (up 8%) and 1.5 million radio audience impressions (up 239%) and sold 12,300 downloads ( up 32%, helped by price cuts of 69 cents on the iTunes Store, good for the Hot 100’s top Sales Gainer award) during the tracking week of Jan. 21-27, according to MRC Data.

The track topped the streaming songs chart for a fourth week and ranked third in digital song sales, a week after hitting the top.

“Bruno” reigns over the Hot 100 in his fifth week on the chart, having debuted at No. 50 in the Jan. 8 survey. Encanto arrived December 24 on the Disney+ streaming service, after created in US theaters November 24.

“World” meets “Bruno”: “Bruno” becomes only the second Hot 100 No. 1 from a Disney animated film. It follows Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle Aladdin “A Whole New World” theme, which topped the chart on March 6, 1993.

“Bruno” was released on Walt Disney Records, while “World” was released on Columbia Records. This leads, in part, to…

Disney dominance: “Bruno” marks the first Hot 100 No. 1 for Walt Disney Records. (The label formed in 1956, just before the Hot 100 launched in 1958.)

Prior to “Bruno”, another collaborative song was Walt Disney Records’ highest Hot 100 chart: “Breaking Free”, by Zac Efron, Andrew Seeley and Vanessa Anne Hudgens, from musical high schoolreached number 4 on the February 11, 2006 chart. The label also reached the top five via “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel, from Frozen (No. 5, 2014).

(The Disney Music Group, which includes the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, landed a previous Hot 100 No. 1: “Hey There Delilah” from the latter label by Plain White T’s run for two weeks in 2007.)

“The [Encanto] the rollout started with a fantastic movie, amazing music and a strong marketing campaign,” Disney Music Group Chairman Ken Bunt said recently. Billboardadding that one of the reasons he thinks ‘Bruno’ in particular has connected is that it ‘includes the whole Madrigal family, which reflects the dynamics of so many families’.

Original soundtrack and song n° 1: While “Bruno” crowns the Hot 100, his parent album, the Encanto soundtrack, topping the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third week, up 11% to 115,000 equivalent album units, its best weekly total to date.

In particular, the Aladdin The soundtrack, from which “A Whole New World” was released, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, in February 1993. Thus, this week marks the first image that a soundtrack of a Disney animated film and one of his songs simultaneously lead the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100, respectively.

Until this week, no soundtrack and corresponding song had led the charts simultaneously since A star is born and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” topped the respective charts on March 9, 2019.

Lin-Manel conducts: “Bruno” was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who earned his first No. 1 writing credit on the Hot 100. The Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, among many other honors, has already hit a No. 20 in October 2017 as both artist and writer thanks to “Almost Like Praying”, his charity single featuring Artists for Puerto Rico.

“It’s really amazing because ensemble numbers don’t usually get that kind of love,” Miranda said of “Bruno” on Billboardfrom the latest Pop Shop podcast. “My job is to raise my hand and let this room of animators and incredibly creative people know what music can do.”

Sole author on a #1 single: As Miranda penned “Bruno” solo, the song is the first Hot 100 No. 1 by a single writer in more than four years since Ed Sheeran’s self-penned “Perfect” ended its six-week reign. in January 2018.

In a topic that received renewed attention last week, “Bruno,” thus the first No. 1 of the 2020s by a single author, follows four in the 10s and nine in the 2000s (as those songs dropped at the top the Hot 100 which goes back even further).

Elizondo’s second No. 1: Miranda and Mike Elizondo co-produced “Bruno”. Miranda earns his first Hot 100 No. 1 as a producer, among two top 10s (joined by Encanto“surface pressure”; see below), while Elizondo adds his second No. 1, nearly 19 years after his first: He and Dr. Dre co-produced 50 Cent’s “In Da Club,” which reigned for nine weeks from March 2003.

Thanks to “Bruno” and “Surface Pressure”, Elizondo increased his number to eight Hot 100 top 10s as a producer. Prior to Encantohe had last ranked in the group as a producer in 2016 via two No. 2 hits from twenty-one pilots, “Stressed Out” and “Heathens”.

Most credited artists on a n°1: While one person wrote “Bruno”, the song, conversely, set the record for most credited recording artists of all time on a Hot 100 No. 1.

The billing of Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto The cast surpasses DJ Khaled’s quintet of Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, whose “I’m the One” topped the May 20, 2017 chart.

(In particular, the superstar infused “We Are the World”, which topped the Hot 100 for four weeks in 1985, was billed as USA for Africa.)

Gaitán, Castillo, Adassa, Feliz, Guerrero and Beatriz each lead the Hot 100 for the first time. They express Encanto characters and members of the Madrigal family, Pepa, Félix, Dolores, Camilo, Isabela and Mirabel, respectively.

As for Bruno…

‘Encanto’ enchants the top 40 and beyond: Voice of John Leguizamo EncantoThis is Bruno Madrigal. While his character is the subject of the Hot 100’s new No. 1 but he’s not one of its singers, the acclaimed (and socially aware) veteran actor rocks the charts with his first entry thanks to another Encanto song, “All of You”.

Seven Encanto the tracks, all written solely by Miranda and produced by Miranda and Elizondo, place in the February 5 Hot 100 and all reach new heights:

N° 1, “We are not talking about Bruno”, Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto To throw
No. 9, “Surface Pressure”, Jessica Darrow
N° 20, “The family madrigal”, Beatriz, Olga Merediz & Encanto To throw
No. 27, “What else can I do?” », Guerrero and Beatriz
No. 36, “Dos Oruguitas”, Sebastián Yatra (instead of No. 44, as the song, shortlisted for an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, lands Yatra in the top 40 of the Hot 100 on its first appearance on the list)
No. 48, “Waiting for a miracle”, Beatriz
No. 82, “You All”, Beatriz, Merediz, John Leguizamo, Adassa, Maluma & Encanto To throw

Just as “A Whole New World” dethroned a longtime ballad (Whitney Houston’s 14-week No. 1 “I Will Always Love You”) to the top of the Hot 100, “Bruno” succeeds “Easy on Me” from ‘Adele, who ranks at No. 2 after 10 weeks at the top. Still, “Easy” topped the radio song chart for a 10th week (94.6 million, down 1%) and drew 14.1 million streams (down 2%) and sold 5,200 downloads. (up 1%) during the follow-up week.

Songs from numbers 3 through 8 on the Hot 100 all retain their rank from a week earlier, led by Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves.” The track, which holds its highest charting, also topped the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts, both of which use the same multimetric methodology as the Hot 100, for a 19th week each.

Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” holds No. 4 on the Hot 100 after seven weeks at No. 1 and Kodak Black’s “Super Gremlin” repeats at its No. 5 peak, as it leads the multi- metric Hot R&B / The Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a third week each.

Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” is stable at No. 6 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 4; Gunna and Future’s “Pushin P” Featuring Young Thug Remains at No. 7 Best; and GAYLE’s “abcdefu” holds on to its eighth spot, as it claims the top Airplay Gainer on the chart (37.9 million, up 27%).

EncantoJessica Darrow’s “Surface Pressure,” who plays the film’s Luisa Madrigal, climbs 10-9 for another Hot 100 high, trading places with Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” (9 -10), after the latter reached No. 7. Meanwhile, John extends his top 10 span to 51 years and two weeks, dating from his first top 10 appearance with “Your Song” (January 23 1971), the longest of its kind. among all acts not involving holiday songs. “Cold Heart” also topped the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs multi-metric chart for a 16th week.

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