Empire is Number One on Billboard Albums Chart

March 18, 2015 6:00 PM

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The Empire soundtrack is the Number 1 album on the Billboard 200. The soundtrack sold over 130,000 copies, which enabled it to claim the top position. The soundtrack was in a battle with Madonna‘s Rebel Heart album, but the pop singer was forced to bow down and take second place. Rebel Heart managed to sell a respective 121,000 in its debut week. To date, none of the songs from Rebel Heart have landed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On the other hand, Empire has two songs on the Billboard Hot 100 including “Conqueror” (Estelle and Jussie Smollett) at Number 42, and “You’re So Beautiful” (Jussie Smollett and Yazz) at Number 47.

The album’s Number 1 debut can also be attributed to its television performances. On March 9th, Empire’s Jussie Smollett performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Smollett and Yazz performed together on American Idol on March 12th. The Empire soundtrack features guest appearances from Mary J. Blige...

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