Scarlett Johansson's History on the Billboard Charts
The award-winning actress has charted two albums on the Billboard 200, plus a No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums.
Lights, camera, Scarlett Johansson's Billboard chart action!
The Hollywood superstar and, as of this weekend (March 11), five-time host of NBC's Saturday Night Live, boasts a sparkling film résumé, dating back to the early 1990s. But when discussing her career, you'd be remiss not to mention her history on Billboard's music charts.
The Tony Award winner and Golden Globe nominee first appeared on Billboard's music rankings in 2008 with her debut album Anywhere I Lay My Head, a covers set of tracks originally by blues-rock vet Tom Waits. Johansson's LP debuted at No. 1 on the June 7, 2008-dated Heatseekers Albums chart and at No. 126 on the Billboard 200.
Johansson also stars in the video for the album's lead single, "Falling Down." (Clearly, she passed the screen test.)
A year later, Johansson returned with her LP Break Up, with rock singer-songwriter Pete Yorn (a collab inspired by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot). The twang of Yorn's guitar helped the set hit the Alternative Albums (No. 6) and Top Rock Albums (No. 14) charts. The album also reached No. 41 on the Billboard 200 (dated Oct. 3, 2009).
Although she hasn't released an album since Break Up, Johansson has been lending her vocals to the soundtracks for her films. Her performance of "Trust in Me" in 2016's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book (in which she plays Kaa, the python) landed at No. 6 on the Kid Digital Song Sales chart dated May 7.
More recently, her track "Set It All Free," featured in the animated film Sing (in which she stars as Ash, a porcupine with an affinity for rock music), climbed to No. 9 on the Kid Digital Song Sales chart this January.