Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 1

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Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 1
Empire Tv soundtrack s2 v1.png
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 20, 2015
Genre
Label Columbia
Producer
Empire soundtrack chronology
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
(2015)
Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 1
(2015)
Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 2
(2016)

Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 1 is the second soundtrack album by the cast of the musical drama television series Empire which airs on Fox. The album includes songs that featured during the second season of the show. It was released on November 20, 2015.[1]

Commercial Performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200,[2] selling 22,000 copies in the first week. As of April 2016, the album has sold 114,000 copies in the US.[3]

Critical response[edit]

AllMusic gave the album a score of three out of five, commenting that "much like the show itself, the quality of songs has become somewhat uneven" and that the album's standout track is "Boom Boom Boom Boom".[4] Entertainment Focus gave the album four out of five stars, based on the deluxe version of the album. They felt that eight bonus tracks were the best on the album.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Born to Love U" (Jussie Smollett)
3:35
2."Snitch Bitch" (Terrence Howard and Petey Pablo)
  • Terrence Howard
  • Petey Pablo
3:48
3."Hourglass" (V. Bozeman)
  • Max Beesley
  • Howard
  • Howard
  • Max Beesley
3:45
4."Get No Better (2.0)" (Serayah)
TroyBoi2:48
5."Bout 2 Blow" (Yazz and Timbaland)
Timbaland3:01
6."No Doubt About It" (Jussie Smollett and Pitbull)
  • Ne-Yo
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
4:45
7."Ain't About the Money" (Jussie Smollett and Yazz)
  • Smith
  • Sixx Johnson
  • Jason Lee York
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
  • Reynell Hay
  • Ne-Yo
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
3:12
8."Never Love Again" (Jussie Smollett)
  • Smith
  • Charles T. Harmon
Ne-Yo4:03
9."Runnin'" (Yazz, Jamila Velazquez, Raquel Castro and Yani Marin)
  • Rotem
  • Joshua Kindlan Mulvey
  • Marty James
  • Raja Kumari
  • Claudia Alexandra Feliciano
  • James Robert McCall
  • Candice Shields
  • Dwayne Murchison
J.R. Rotem2:56
10."Boom Boom Boom Boom" (Terrence Howard and Bre-Z)
  • Howard
  • Maxton Gig Beesley
  • Calesha Murray
  • Thomas "Da Hitman" Goodlett
  • Howard
  • Goodlett
  • Beesley
3:37
11."Heavy" (Jussie Smollett)
  • Smith
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
  • Tierce A.J. Person
  • Reynell Hay
  • Ne-Yo
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
2:57

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 171
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 74
UK Soundtrack Albums (OCC) 1
US Billboard 200[10] 16
US Soundtrack Albums (Billboard)[11] 1

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