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‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Nabs Top Spot on Billboard 200 Chart

Black Panther took the film world by storm this weekend, racking up various box office records and now it has a soundtrack that is at the top of the Billboard chart.

According to Nielsen Music, Black Panther: The Album debuted at number one on the on the Billboard 200 chart with 154,000 equivalent album units earned the week of February 15.

52,000 0f that total was in traditional album sales and marks the biggest week for a soundtrack (in terms of total units earned) in over a year. The last soundtrack to to have a larger week was Suicide Squad: The Album which was released in August 2016.

Black Panther poster

Black Panther poster (courtesy of Marvel Studios)

Of all the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther is the only film to have original songs integrated, with three tracks from the album being featured in the movie.

Black Panther: The Album was curated by Kendrick Lamar and features songs by not only Kung-Fu Kenny himself, but also: Jorja Smith, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Khalid and Travis Scott, amongst others.

Be sure to check out the GOC review of Black Panther: The Album here and be sure to check out Black Panther in theaters now!

Source: Billboard

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