The OST, like the film, is a hit.
Black Panther: The Album , the Marvel movie soundtrack curated by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, reports Billboard .
The album has topped the charts with 154,000 equivalent album units in its first week. 52,000 of the figure is made up of traditional sales.
On top of co-curating the album, Kendrick has many appearances as a performer across the project, both credited and uncredited.
He is listed as a songwriter on all 14 songs. TDE artists SZA , Jay Rock, Ab- Soul , and ScHoolboy Q make appearances, as well as rising west coast forces Mozzy and SOB x RBE. The Weeknd, Jorja Smith, Future , Swae Lee, Khalid, and Travis Scott are also featured on the project.
Last week, Kendrick thanked his many collaborators who took part in the soundtrack.
“Respect to all the artist/producers that allowed me to execute a sound for the soundtrack, he said. “The concept of
producing and composing a project other than my own has always been ideal. I appreciate the experience love ones. Continue to be great.”