Grammy Nominees Can’t Thaw Frozen’s Grip On The Charts

Lorde, Katy Perry benefit from Grammy bumps but can't unseat Frozen.

We won’t see a proper post-Grammy sales bump until next week’s Billboard Top 200 — this week’s chart only reflects sales data collected up to Sunday, the day of the show — but several of this year’s most-honored acts are represented in the new #2 album in the country: the 2014 Grammy Nominees compilation.

Grammy Nominees Can’t Thaw Frozen

The 2014 Grammy album — which features nominees like Daft Punk, Lorde, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — opened at #2, with sales of more than 59,000 copies, according the Nielsen SoundScan. That number wasn’t nearly enough to keep Disney’s Frozen soundtrack out of the top spot once again — it’s been #1 for three of the past four weeks, with only Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes standing in the way of a clean sweep — as the ‘track sold another 97,000 copies this week, easily taking #1.

Beyonc√©‘s self-titled album is in at #3, with sales of 48,000 copies, followed by the week’s other big debut, A Great Big World’s Is There Anybody Out There, which, thanks to the success of single “Say Something,” sold more than 47,000 copies to open at #4. After that, there were some Grammy faves who reaped early benefits, including Lorde’s Royals (#5, with sales of more than 36,000 copies — a 19 percent increase over last week) and Katy Perry’s Prism (#9, with an 11-percent increase of sales).

The rest of the Top 10 is rounded out by Kidz Bop 25 at #6, with sales of more than 36,000 copies, Young The Giant’s Mind Over Matter at #7 (33,000 copies sold), Springsteen’s High Hopes at #8 and Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP2 at #10.

Sara Bareilles Is Back

Outside the Top 10, there were even more early indicators of the Grammy bump:

Imagine Dragons Night Visions posted a 16-percent sales increase (though they actually fell one spot on the chart, down to #11 this week), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist leaps to #14, after a 38-percent sales increase, Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox is up to #18, thanks to a 44-percent jump in sales, and Sara Bareilles’ The Blessed Unrest, which comes all the way up to #24 on the strength of a 92-percent sales increase.

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Continues To Dominate Digital

Sure, Katy ‘s Grammy performance of “Dark Horse” was bewitching, but it’s the spell she continues to cast on the Billboard Digital Songs Chart that’s truly impressive.

The track extends its run at #1 on the chart (it’s also #1 on iTunes’ singles chart), selling 294,000 downloads … a 12-percent increase over the previous week. Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” makes the big leap to #2, selling 194,000 downloads, followed by Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated “Happy,” up to #3 with sales of 188,000 downloads. Aloe Blacc’s Beats-approved “The Man” remains at #4, with sales of 175,000, and Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” is down to #5, with sales of 169,000.

Fueled by their appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Bastille’s “Pompeii” rises to #6, with sales of 148,000 downloads, followed by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” at #7, Lorde’s “Team” at #8, OneRepublic’s “Stars” at #9 and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” (from “Frozen”) at #10.