In a UK music chart first tonight, We Don’t Talk About Bruno, from the new hit Disney musical Encanto, soars to Number 1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart – becoming the first ever original Disney song to do so in the chart’s 70-year history, the Official Charts Company can confirm.
Racking up 6.3 million streams in the UK this week, We Don’t Talk About Bruno marks both Disney’s and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first ever original soundtrack song to reach Number 1 on the Official Chart.
The song features vocal performances from Rhenzy Feliz, Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz (pictured below), Mauro Castillo, Diane Guerrero and Carolina Gaitan.
Celebrating the news, Lee Jury, Senior Vice President, Studios Marketing, Music Group & Stage Shows EMEA at Disney said:
“We’re delighted to have our first original Disney Number 1 single of all time with ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ from Encanto.
It’s another captivating, infectious track written by Lin Manuel Miranda and we’re so proud of the success of the movie and soundtrack. Not forgetting ‘Surface Pressure’, another hit from the soundtrack which is in at Number 5 also. Having two tracks in the Top 5 is more than we ever could have expected.. may the success continue!”
Disney music has a long history on the Official Chart, with many notable hits breaking the Top 40, including songs from Frozen, Beauty & The Beast, The Lion King, Pocahontas, High School Musical and more.
Gareth Gates‘ cover version of Suspicious Minds from the soundtrack to sci-fi comedy animation Lilo & Stitch reached the top spot back in October 2002, but We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Encanto claims the title of the first original Number 1 Disney hit.
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