As Black Panther reigns at the box office with a record-breaking weekend that grossed more than $400 worldwide, the film’s soundtrack is pulling its weight on the chart front. Eight songs from Black Panther: The Album — new at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Feb. 24) — land on the latest Billboard Hot 100. One earns its first week in the top 10, one reaches the top 40 for the first time and six debut.
“Stars” is the soundtrack’s second top 10, as The Weeknd and Lamar’s “Pray for Me” stands at No. 11, down from its No. 7 peak, and debut, a week ago.
Songs from Black Panther: The Album on the Hot 100 (dated Feb. 24)
Rank, Title, Artist
No. 9 (new), “All the Stars, Kendrick Lamar & SZA
No. 11 (down from No. 7 peak), “Pray for Me,” The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
No. 38 (up from No. 69), “King’s Dead,” Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake
No. 49 (new), “X,” Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Saudi
No. 63 (new), “The Ways,” Khalid & Swae Lee
No. 67 (new), “Paramedic!,” SOB X RBE
No. 71 (new), “Big Shot,” Kendrick Lamar & Travis Scott
No. 91 (new), “Black Panther,” Kendrick Lamar
Further, two acts score their first entries on the Hot 100, thanks to songs from the soundtrack.
Saudi makes his Billboard chart debut on “X,” with Schoolboy Q and 2 Chainz, at No. 49. The South African rapper, born Anele Mbisha, sings on the first verse of “X,” following Lamar’s introductory hook.
Bay Area rap collective SOB X RBE also makes its Billboardchart arrival with “Paramedic!” at No. 67. The group (Slimmy B, DaBoii, Lil G and Yhung T.O.) has announced a North American tour with Post Malone. Lamar and Zacari — who collaborated together on Lamar’s DAMN. track “Love.” — provide additional vocals on the track.
Meanwhile, Lamar, who curated the Black Panther soundtrack, lands seven total songs on the latest Hot 100. Five are from the album, while “Love.” holds at No. 13 and “New Freezer,” by Rich The Kid featuring Lamar, jumps 60-53.
The Black Panther soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 154,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. The set is one of three soundtracks in the top five, a record-tying feat that occurred in just nine prior weeks since the Billboard 200 became an all-encompassing stereo and mono albums chart in 1963.