'Suicide Squad' Soundtrack Hits Number One on Albums Chart

'Suicide Squad' Soundtrack Hits Number One on Albums Chart

The movie may be receiving questionable reviews, but the album's a real killer

The movie may be receiving questionable reviews, but the album's a real killer

Text: William Defebaugh

Suicide Squad may be getting slaughtered by fans and movie critics alike, but its soundtrack is making a killing. Officially released on August 5, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, which tracks the top albums of the moment by measuring traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums. Featuring Grimes, Kehlani, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, Mark Ronson, Dan Auerbach, and more, it's no surprise why the Suicide Squad mix is so successful. With 182,000 equivalent album units, it is the highest performing soundtrack in a year-and-a-half (since 2015's Pitch Perfect 2 album).

Following in the footsteps of previous wins for film franchises like The Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Grey, and more, it seems that movie soundtracks are making a comeback. Listen to the Suicide Squad: The Album below.

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