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Entertainment: Empire has its first big musical hit as Jussie Smollett and Estelle’s ‘Conqueror’ hits No. 4 on iTunes

Empire’s reign knows no bounds. The Fox smash (and recent EW cover subject) has consistently broken ratings records, and now the show’s music is taking over the iTunes charts, with the song “Conqueror” nabbing the No. 4 slot and “You’re So Beautiful” holding down No. 11.

On last night’s battle cry of an episode, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Delphine (Estelle) debuted their shining, triumphant duet, “Conqueror,” and in the hours since the episode aired, the track has raced up the charts. It’s the highest any of the show’s tracks have reached thus far. (Though if we’re being frank here, “Conqueror” doesn’t have half the soul of earlier efforts like “Tell The Truth” and “No Apologies.” Still, a hit’s a hit.)

Close on “Conqueror’s” tail at is “You’re So Beautiful,” the Lucious Lyon redux-turned-coming-out anthem, which Jamal shocked the world with at last week’s White Party. The track was produced by Jim Beanz, and co-written by Beanz and Smollett. Last week, Smollettrevealed to EW that he has inked his own deal with Columbia Records—and by the looks of these charts, that signing was a no-brainer.

 

Written by Isabella Biedenharn.

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