“Empire” Soundtrack Tops The Billboard Charts At No.1!

March 18, 2015 0

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FOX’s “Empire” series just keeps reaching new heights! Today is the season finale & upon airing the final episode, we’ve gotten news that the soundtrack has reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200’s chart.

The 18-track compilation project reached 130,00 units in first week sales, making Empire the first television series to top the Billboard charts since “Glee” released their soundtrack in 2010.

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Outside of the original cast of the show, special guest appearances were made by artists such as Mary J. Blige, Estelle, Jennifer Hudson, & we’ll see Snoop Dogg appear in tonight’s season finale. All those who contributed music to the show will appear on the soundtrack as well.

See below the Billboard 200 list. Congratulations to all those involved with the Empire series for such a huge success in their first season!

BILLBOARD 200 TOP 10

1. Empire Soundtrack – 131,000
2. Madonna – Rebel Heart – 121,000
3. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out – 106,000
4. Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack – 72,000
5. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 62,000
6. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 61,000
7. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – 58,000
8. Ed Sheeran – x – 53,000
9. Maroon 5 – V – 48,000
10. Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise – 38,000

HHS1987’s own E-Money sat down with Jussie Smollett & Bryshere “Yazz” Gray who play the roles of Jamal & Hakeem Lyons just a few days ago for an exclusive interview. Check it out!

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