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‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ nears Billboard record set by ‘A Whole New World’

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  • “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the Disney animated film “Encanto,” hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, coming in just below Adele’s “Easy On Me.”
  • It’s only the second time a song from a Disney animated film has claimed one of the chart’s top two positions.
  • This week also marks the “Encanto” soundtrack’s second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The hit song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” off the soundtrack of the Disney animated film “Encanto” hit a new high on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, clinching the No. 2 spot after Adele’s “Easy On Me.”

Performed by Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero and Stephanie Beatriz, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is just the second song from a Disney animated film to claim one of the chart’s top two positions — the first being “A Whole New World” from the 1992 movie “Aladdin.”

“I’m amazed to be in such incredible company,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the song, told Billboard this week. “It’s been really amazing because ensemble numbers don’t usually get this kind of love.”


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Another “Encanto” track, “Surface Pressure,” performed by Jessica Darrow and also written by Miranda, secured a position in the Hot 100’s top 10 this week, making “Encanto” the first Disney animated film to produce multiple top 10 hits, according to Billboard.

“You can’t account for what’s gonna hit,” Miranda said. “Who would have known ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ was gonna be a hit? I’m thrilled that ‘Surface Pressure’ is getting all the love from the misunderstood older siblings all over the world, ’cause that’s the spirit in which I intended it.”

This week also marks the “Encanto” soundtrack’s second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, having the equivalent of 104,000 sales in the U.S., according to MRC Data. It’s the first Disney soundtrack to spend multiple weeks in the top spot since “Frozen,” which spent a total of 13 weeks at No. 1 in 2014.

The “Encanto” soundtrack’s meteoric rise to the top (it debuted at No. 197 on the Billboard 200 chart just two months ago), is thanks in no small part to creators on platforms like TikTok, who have choreographed viral dances and made singalong videos to “Encanto” songs like “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”


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