In the same week that the first season of Fox TV’s musical drama Empire ended, its soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, making it the first TV series soundtrack to crown the 50-year-old list.
Empire’s six tracks on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (dated March 28, 2015):
No. 26 – “You’re so Beautiful” featuring Jussie Smollett & Yazz
“You’re So Beautiful” led all of the songs in terms of streams for the week, with 1.4 million domestic clicks, with the majority stemming from Spotify. “What Is Love” was the second-most streamed Empire track, with 1.3 million.
A family drama about a hip-hop business empire from filmmaker Lee Daniels will be part of Fox’s 2014-15 TV season.
Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”) is writing, directing and producing “Empire,” starring Terence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, Fox said.
The series will feature original music and covers of current songs.