While much of the country has experienced extreme winter weather with brutally low temperatures recently, the Billboard charts have also been Frozen. The soundtrack for Disney’s latest animated feature, Frozen, written by longtime BMI affiliates and husband-and-wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has soared to the coveted No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. It is only the fourth soundtrack for an animated feature to do so. In addition, they just received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Let it Go” from Frozen.
The couple, who met at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York in 1998, are no strangers to success. Robert is the pen responsible for Avenue Q and 2011’s critical darling The Book of Mormon, Kristen wrote the music for the 2011 film version of Winnie the Pooh, and the duo came together to create the musical version of Finding Nemo for Walt Disney World in 2007. Frozen, however, is the first truly full family affair - their two daughters, Katie and Annie, performed two small voice acting roles in the film.
Warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Lopez family for continued success for Frozen, from your friends and fans at BMI!