Billboard 200: ‘Trolls World Tour’ Soundtrack Soars To Top 20 After #110 Debut

Published: Saturday 2nd May 2020 by Rashad

Once thought to be the first major casualty of the industry shakeup caused by coronavirus, ‘Trolls World Tour’ – the follow-up to the 2016 animated blockbuster ‘Trolls’ – has proven itself a winner on many fronts.

As reported here, the film’s release was preceded by news its accompanying soundtrack debuted at #110 on the Billboard 200 – fulfilling the predicted fate for the set given the nonperformance of its lead singles ‘The Other Side’ (Justin Timberlake, SZA) and ‘Don’t Slack’ (Timberlake, Anderson .Paak).

While a similar outcome was forecasted for the movie itself, the Anna Kendricks-led flick  – which bypassed theaters to go straight to home rental – exceeded expectations and has racked up over $100 million since its premiere (as we reported here).  Its popularity has breathed new life into its companion album as the project, produced by Timberlake, recently shot into the Billboard 200’s top 20.

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Despite debuting at #110 on the Billboard 200 in late March, the soundtrack – thanks to increased sales and streaming due to exposure from its parent film – skyrocketed into the Billboard 200’s top 20 last week.

Hitting #15 (its peak on the tally to date), the set slipped to #29 on this week’s refreshed edition of the chart.  However, sustained sales and top 10 positioning on real-time iTunes tallies could see it re-enter Billboard 200 top 20 territory next week.

Until we find out, look below to see who joins it in the top 30 on this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check.’

Billboard 200 This Week

The commercial response to the ‘Trolls World Tour’ soundtrack (to some degree) mirrors that of its musical forerunner, which debuted at #33 on the Billboard 200 four years ago but eventually peaked at #3 after garnering exposure from its parent film.

Unlike its 2020 follow-up, however, the 2016 album quickly shot to double Platinum status thanks to its housed #1 single – Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling.’

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  1. Susan May 2, 2020

    Nobody gives a f***

  2. 1988 May 2, 2020

    Like I said….and I’m always right. 🙂

  3. Drinkmybussyjuice May 2, 2020

    Are we serious with this.

  4. I+love+big+black+c** May 3, 2020

    using SZA as a lead was a huge risk. No wonder the soundtrack flopped.

  5. Misty+Knight May 3, 2020

    DaBaby, Lil Baby, Lil Vert, Bad Bunny….all names for kids’ baby dolls and pets.

  6. Charli+Cheer+Up May 3, 2020

    Lead single flopped cuz JT and SZS barely promoted the song on live TV . At least with Can’t Stop The Feeling he went to Eurovision to perform.

    • Wiggle May 3, 2020

      No.. because there is no Gwen stefunny on the album. Justin outdated

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