Hot 100: Empire’s “Conqueror,” “You’re So Beautiful” Enter Top 50

Last week, FOX’s “Empire” scored its second overall entry on the Billboard Hot 100.

This week, it is responsible for two of the chart’s top 50 songs.

“Conqueror” and “You’re So Beautiful,” which garnered considerable sales interest following last week’s episode, claim the #42 and #47 positions, respectively, on this week’s Hot 100.

“Conqueror” (credited to Empire Cast featuring Estelle and Jussie Smollett) debuts in the #42 spot; “You’re So Beautiful” (credited to Empire Cast featuring Jussie Smollett and Yazz) rises to #47 after debuting at #71 last week.

The latter song, which scored its #71 debut on the strength of 55,000 digital sales, claimed an improved sales total of 71,000 during the most recent tracking week. A “Conqueror” sales figure has not yet been released, but it obviously exceeds 71,000.

Since premiering in January, “Empire” has thrust “Keep Your Money” (#99 peak), “You’re So Beautiful” (#47 peak) and “Conqueror” (#42 peak) onto the Hot 100. Its first complete soundtrack album, meanwhile, is challenging for a #1 debut on next week’s Billboard 200.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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