‘Black Panther: The Album’ tops at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart.According to Nielsen Music,it was launched with 154,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 15.The set features the music inspired from the blockbuster Marvel Studios film Black Panther.
The album gathers the biggest week for a soundtrack — in terms of total units earned — in a year-and-a-half. The last soundtrack to score a larger week was Suicide Squad: The Album, dated Aug. 27, 2016 with 182,000 units earned.Black Panther: The Album was released on Feb. 9 through Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Records.The album includes a number of songs by Lamar, who curated and produced the hip-hop-heavy album with Top Dawg Entertainment’s founder/CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.
Black Panther is the second soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2018, following The Greatest Showman, which spent two weeks atop the list.
According to Top Dawg and Walt Disney Studios (Marvel’s parent company), this is the first time in Marvel Cinematic Universe history that Marvel Studios has integrated multiple original recordings specifically for a film.