Just nine episodes of "Empire" have aired and it's already the biggest network drama in five years, raking in numbers that haven't been reached since a 2009 episode of "Grey's Anatomy." Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, "Empire" -- which, for the uninitiated, is about an entertainment conglomerate on the verge of an IPO and the dramatic, maniacal family who runs it -- is also positioning itself to succeed in the real-life music industry.
Longtime producer Timbaland serves as music supervisor, and with the help of his protégé, Jim Beanz, he's made "Empire" a hit factory. Season 1's soundtrack drops Tuesday and features 18 original songs. The show's Spotify account lists dozens more that didn't make the cut. There's even talk of takin...
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