‘Encanto’: ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ Just Became Lin-Manuel Miranda’s First-Ever No. 1 Hit Song
The film Encanto premiered in the U.S. on Nov. 24, 2021, and it stars Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, Diane Guerrero, Angie Cepeda, Carolina Gaitán, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Maluma, and Alan Tudyk. Lin-Manuel Miranda created the soundtrack for Encanto. After the movie was released, the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” went viral and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Miranda’s first No. 1 song on the popular music chart.
‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ from ‘Encanto’ reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Since its release, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” performed well on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music charts. The song also became a viral sound on Tiktok.
On Jan. 31, Billboard revealed that the Encanto song reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Each week, the Hot 100 tracks the top songs in the U.S. based on sales, streaming, and radio airplay.
According to Billboard, “‘Bruno’ drew 34.9 million U.S. streams (up 8%) and 1.5 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 239%) and sold 12,300 downloads (up 32%, aided by 69-cent discount pricing in the iTunes Store, good for the Hot 100’s top Sales Gainer award) in the Jan. 21-27 tracking week, according to MRC Data.”
‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first No. 1 song on the chart
Miranda rose to fame for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. He has won multiple Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, and Emmy Awards for his work. With “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” Miranda earned his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.
“‘Bruno’ was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who achieves his first No. 1 writing credit on the Hot 100,” Billboard reports. “The Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner, among numerous other honors, previously reached a No. 20 best in October 2017 as both a recording artist and writer thanks to ‘Almost Like Praying,’ his charity single featuring Artists for Puerto Rico.”
With the Encanto song, Miranda also achieved another feat on the Billboard chart.
According to Billboard, “As Miranda wrote ‘Bruno’ solo, the song is the first Hot 100 No. 1 by only one writer in over four years, since Ed Sheeran’s self-penned ‘Perfect’ wrapped its six-week reign in January 2018.”
The ‘Encanto’ song set a record for Walt Disney Records
In addition to being Miranda’s first No. 1 song on the Hot 100, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” also set a huge milestone for Disney.
According to Billboard, the song is “the first Hot 100 No. 1 for Walt Disney Records” and “only the second Hot 100 No. 1 from a Disney animated film.”