Columbia Records, 20th Century Fox Television and E4 are pleased to announce the release of the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire, available on March 25th.
The release is part of a series of soundtracks that will feature original music from critically acclaimed drama EMPIRE, and will showcase cast members Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) and Bryshere Gray a.k.a. Yazz (Hakeem Lyon), alongside Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon) and guest stars Courtney Love, Juicy J, Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, Mary J. Blige and Rita Ora. The Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire is available for pre-order now.
The soundtrack will include the emotional ballad “Good Enough,” up-tempo track “No Apologies” and soul-stirring song “What Is Love.” See below for full track-listing, which includes never-before-heard songs from upcoming episodes.
Since its US premiere on Jan. 7, EMPIRE’s meteoric debut season has broken records and critics cannot stop raving about it. Entertainment Weekly proclaimed the show as “a character-driven, sudsy yet soulful musical drama that is both aware of the culture and about the culture.” The Hollywood Reporter stated that EMPIRE is “entertaining as hell with a strong story base and great music.” A powerful and unique program coupled with an extremely talented cast make it easy to see why Vulture said that “EMPIRE is a bona-fide phenomenon.” The season finale was the highest rated finale in 10 years, reaching 17.4 million viewers.
In the US the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire entered the Billboard 200 chart at #1, moving a total of 130,000 equivalent album units. This feat makes it the first television soundtrack to debut on top of the chart in five years; the last to do so was in 2010, when three different Glee albums debuted at #1. EMPIRE also reached a milestone with over 1 million digital single sales to date.
EMPIRE airs Tuesdays at 9pm on E4 and will run until July 14th.
Standard Edition Track-list:
1. Good Enough feat. Jussie Smollett
2. What Is Love feat. V.Bozeman
3. No Apologies feat. Yazz and Jussie Smollett
4. Keep It Movin’ feat. Serayah McNeil and Yazz
5. Walk Out On Me feat. Courtney Love
6. Conqueror feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett
7. Remember The Music feat. Jennifer Hudson
8. Shake Down feat. Mary J. Blige and Terrence Howard
9. Power of the Empire feat. Yazz
10. Nothing To Lose feat. Jussie Smollett
11. Whatever Makes You Happy feat. Jennifer Hudson and Juicy J
Digital Deluxe Edition Track-list:
- Good Enough feat. Jussie Smollett
- What Is Love feat. V.Bozeman
- No Apologies feat. Yazz and Jussie Smollett
- Keep It Movin’ feat. Serayah McNeil and Yazz
- Keep Your Money feat. Jussie Smollett
- Drip Drop feat. Yazz and Serayah McNeil
- Can’t Truss ‘Em feat. Yazz
- I Wanna Love You feat. Jussie Smollett
- Money For Nothing feat. Jussie Smollett and Yazz
- Walk Out On Me feat. Courtney Love
- You’re So Beautiful feat. Jussie Smollett and Yazz
- Conqueror feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett
- Remember The Music feat. Jennifer Hudson
- Power Of The Empire feat. Yazz
- Shake Down feat. Mary J. Blige and Terrence Howard
- Nothing To Lose feat. Jussie Smollett
- Whatever Makes You Happy feat. Jennifer Hudson and Juicy J
- NY Raining feat. Charles Hamilton and Rita Ora