Black Panther: The Album – Music From and Inspired By Returns to #1 Spot
SANTA MONICA, — This week, Interscope Records holds four of the top 10 spots on the Billboard 200 album chart. The label’s chart-topping releases include Black Panther The Album – Music From And Inspired By, out on Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records, which returns to the #1 spot this week.
In addition, Tory Lanez’s Memories Don’t Die has debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, while Imagine Dragons’ Evolve moves up to #7 and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. claims the #9 position.
Black Panther The Album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 following its release on February 9. Released via Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath/Interscope Records, the soundtrack marks the first time that platinum-selling, twelve-time-Grammy Award-winning recording artist Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith have collaborated to create a musical body of work for a motion picture.
Along with the hit single “All The Stars” by Lamar and label mate SZA, Black Panther The Album includes the charting singles “Pray For Me” by The Weeknd and Lamar and “King’s Dead” from Jay Rock, Future, Lamar, and James Blake. ScHoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Swae Lee, and Khalid also appear on the album.
The sophomore full-length from Grammy Award-nominated artist Tory Lanez, Memories Don’t Die was released on March 2 via Mad Love/Interscope Records, and out-sold his 2016 debut I Told You by 1,200 units. Memories Don’t Die includes features from 50 Cent, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, and NAV. A #4 debut on the Billboard 200, I Told You spawned two #1 hits: the platinum-certified “Say It” and “LUV,” which was nominated for Best R&B Song at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Released on June 23, 2017 via KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records, Evolve is the platinum-selling third album from Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons. In its 36 weeks on the charts, the album hit #1 on the Top Alternative Albums chart, while lead single “Believer” shot to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Evolve’s charting singles also include “Thunder,” which climbed to #1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart in November and spent three weeks at #1 at Top 40 radio. Last week, Imagine Dragons became the first-ever act to claim the top four spots on Billboard’s Alternative Digital Sales chart, with “Thunder,” “Whatever It Takes,” “Next to Me,” and “Believer.” They are the third artist in the history of the Mediabase Charts to have three #1 singles at alternative radio from the same album.
One of the most acclaimed albums of 2017, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. arrived on April 14 last year, his fourth studio album released by Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records. In its 46 weeks on the charts, the double-platinum-selling album spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200. Last April, all 14 tracks from DAMN. landed on the Billboard Hot 100, making Lamar only the fifth artist in history to hold that many chart positions at the same time. Winner of five Grammy’s at the 2018 Grammy Awards, DAMN. was also named the Best Album of 2017 by Rolling Stone, who hailed Lamar as “the most gifted rapper of a generation”.