BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2006--Accolades keep rolling in for Walt Disney Records' "High School Musical" soundtrack as it ships gold (572,259 units shipped) this week, with certification by the RIAA expected next week. The record-breaking Disney Channel Original Movie soundtrack also has generated two gold singles this week -- "Breaking Free" and "Get'cha Head in the Game." Additionally, the "High School Musical" soundtrack continues to dominate the charts with a record nine tracks continuing their reign on Billboard's Hot 100 and multiple chart-topping accomplishments.
The newly gold single "Breaking Free" (169,806 units scanned) has set records since its second week on the charts. On January 31, "Breaking Free" rocketed from #86 to #4, making the largest jump in the 48-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The song's #4 position also made it Walt Disney Records' highest-ranked Hot 100 song in the label's 50-year history. The song "Get'cha Head in the Game" obtains gold status (105,690 units scanned) two weeks after breaking a 34-year-old Billboard record by soaring from #100 to #28 -- the largest jump ever from the anchor position.
This week marks the "High School Musical" soundtrack's third consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard Kids Chart. Currently, the CD is #2 on the Billboard Soundtrack Chart after holding the #1 position for two weeks.
Walt Disney Records is part of The Buena Vista Music Group, the recorded music and music-publishing arm of The Walt Disney Company. For more information, please visit Disney Records.com.