Black Panther: The Album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music. The album, which features music from and inspired by the blockbuster Marvel Studios film Black Panther, garners the biggest week for a soundtrack in a year-and-a-half. The last soundtrack to score a larger week was Suicide Squad: The Album. The Black Panther album includes a number of songs by Kendrick Lamar, who curated and produced the hip-hop-heavy album. It also includes contributions from The Weeknd, SZA, Khalid and James Blake, among others. Black Panther is the second soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2018, following The Greatest Showman, which spent two weeks atop the list.
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