Update: The Oscar-nominated soundtrack Encanto has officially gone platinum for their popular song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” While this particular song wasn’t the track nominated for the Oscar’s, the Encanto fans are making sure “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is getting the recognition it deserves!
It’s no secret that “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is remaining prosperous in its own lane, especially now that the single is certified platinum by the RIAA. However, the whole soundtrack is shining in its own way, getting nominated for Best Original Song for “Dos Oruguitas” performed by Colombian singer Sebastián Yatra at the Oscars and getting another nom for “Best Original Score.” I bet if it was up to their fans, they’d nominate all the songs for Best Original Song.
This story was originally published on Jan. 24, 2022.
Update: It’s always thrilling to see an animated movie like Encanto, which represents so many people in our communities, make history. We’ve known this for a few months, but this week, it’s become crystal clear: we are 100% living in an Encanto world. The film and soundtrack are both overriding history, and in doing so, leaving their mark for generations to come. On Feb. 7, the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” officially passed the record set by “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, now holding the spot as the No. 1 longest-running Disney song in Billboard Hot 100 history.
It took almost three decades for Disney to hold this place again — but it doesn’t stop there. With this achievement, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is now also the first Disney song to spend multiple weeks at No. 1. “A Whole New World” in 1993 was only there for a single week. What’s to come? Are they going to make a third week happen?
Update: Yes, we’ve got another update for you regarding Encanto! If this isn’t enough motivation to get those who haven’t watched the movie yet to watch it, then I don’t know what will. The surprisingly catchy “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is now officially the No. 1 song in the U.S., dethroning Adele’s “Easy On Me.” Sung by the Encanto cast, the track is now crowned as the second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Disney-animated film. The last time this has happened was with Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” in 1993. That’s almost three decades ago!
At the same time, the entire Encanto soundtrack is also sitting on the Billboard 200 chart for the third week, having its best week to date. According to Billboard, “no soundtrack and corresponding song at all had led the charts simultaneously since A Star Is Born and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’” in 2019.
Of course, the Encanto cast is beyond thrilled. In an Instagram post, the Colombian actress Carolina Gaitán, who voices Pepa Madrigal, shares her excitement.
Update: Based on all of its fruition, it appears that week after week more people are being captivated by Disney’s film Encanto. The Golden Globe-winning animated film has just secured yet another win on Jan. 30. The soundtrack was just reported as the longest-running soundtrack holding No. 1 position (of the 2020s) on the Billboard 200 chart, with 115,000 units sold.
It has now officially been three weeks since Encanto reached and held this position. Clearly, fans are still obsessed with the original motion picture soundtrack that is making its name for itself – and with the constant buzz, it’s no surprise that more people are curious to learn about the magic of Encanto.
We can barely keep up with all the accolades Encanto’s soundtrack is racking up! There’s a new milestone that the Disney film achieves every week. On Jan. 24, the film has claimed not only one, but three new achievements: the soundtrack kept its spot at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, helping its track “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” become the second highest-charting Disney Animation track in Hot 100 History (Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” holds first place), and another track of the film, “Surface Pressure” by Jessica Darrow, became the second top 10 hit from the soundtrack. The soundtrack is thriving, y’all.
Encanto has been making headlines for consistently climbing various notable charts. With this new breakthrough, it’s the first soundtrack with more than one week on the top since A Star Is Born, according to Billboard. Also, a few days ago we reported that “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” became the first original Disney soundtrack song to be No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. We also reported that the same song became Disney’s highest-charting soundtrack in 26 years. This overrode Frozen’s “Let It Go,” which only reached No. 5.
With this in mind, we hope to see the film win more prestigious awards. The film has already won a Golden Globe for “Best Animated Feature Film,” and an Academy Award — or a few! — might also be on the horizon. Encanto is on the shortlist in two categories: for “Original Score,” which was written by Mexican-American composer Germaine Franco, and for “Original Song” with the track “Dos Oruguitas” performed by Sebastián Yatra. The popular soundtrack is performed by the cast, including Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz, Diane Guerrero, and features Colombian pop stars Carlos Vives, Maluma, and Sebastián Yatra.
Let’s see what other milestones this animated film achieves!