“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” No. 1 Song, ‘Encanto’ No. 1 Album

Feb 1, 2022
1:28 PM

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios

On Monday, Billboard announced that “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” from Disney’s animated movie Encanto, has reached No. 1 on its “Hot 100” list, knocking out Adele’s “Easy on Me.”

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is only the second Disney song to reach the top spot and the first to do so in 29 years—“A Whole New World” from Aladdin reached No. 1 in 1993.

“Bruno,” however, is the first No. 1 song for Walt Disney Records, as “A Whole New World” was released on Columbia Records. Disney Records came close before, with “Breaking Free” from High School Musical, which hit No. 4 in February 2006, and “Let It Go” from Frozen, which topped out at No. 5 in 2014.

“Bruno” drew 34.9 million streams in the United States (up eight percent) and sold 12,300 downloads (up 32 percent) in the last full week of January.

This is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first No. 1 song, which he wrote solo, making “Bruno” the first No. 1 song by a solo writer in over four years, since Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” ended its six-week run.

“It’s been really amazing because ensemble numbers don’t usually get this kind of love,” Miranda said on Billboard‘s Pop Shop Podcast.

The song is performed by Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast, setting the record for the No. 1 song with most credited artists, beating DJ’s “I’m the One” Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.

While “Bruno” is Miranda’s first No. 1 song as a producer, it marks the second for producer Mike Elizondo, whose “In Da Club,” which he co-produced with Dr. Dre, sat at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 for nine weeks in the spring of 2003. With “Surface Pressure” currently at No. 8, Elizondo’s Top 10 list now stands at eight.

With a total of seven songs in the Hot 100 —“The Family Madrigal” is currently at No. 20— the Encanto soundtrack sits at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart for the third week in a row, “up 11% to 115,000 equivalent album units, its best weekly total so far,” reports Billboard.


Hector Luis Alamo is the Senior Editor at Latino Rebels and hosts the Latin[ish] podcast. Twitter: @HectorLuisAlamo