Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 1

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]

Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 1
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Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedNovember 20, 2015
Genre
LabelColumbia
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)

Commercial PerformanceEdit

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 responseEdit

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 listingEdit

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
Deluxe edition (bonus tracks)[7]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
12."Ready to Go" (Pepsi Version) (Jussie Smollett)
  • Kasseem Dean
  • Tyrone Reginald Johnson
  • Melodie Nicholson
  • Josh Exantus
 2:26
13."Powerful" (Jussie Smollett and Alicia Keys)
  • Rotem
  • Riley
  • Alexander Izquierdo
  • Jussie Smollett
 4:00
14."Battle Cry" (Jussie Smollett)
  • Smith
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
  • The Aristocrats
  • Ne-Yo
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
4:09
15."Dynasty" (Yazz and Timbaland)
  • Murchison
  • Gray
 2:47
16."Mimosa" (Jamila Velazquez, Raquel Castro and Yani Marin)
  • Rotem
  • Ruth Anne Cunningham
  • Christopher J Baran
  • Douville
 3:27
17."Do Something With It" (Serayah)
  • Smith
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
  • Person
  • Hay
  • Ne-Yo
  • Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
2:26
18."You Broke Love" (Jussie Smollett)  3:56
19."Same Song" (Bre-Z)
  • Brian Vincent Bates
  • Calesha Murray
  • Asiahn Bryant
 3:57

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Empire Cast – Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 1: Amazon.com: Music". Amazon.com.
  2. ^ "The Billboard 200". Billboard. December 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on April 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Empire: Season 2, Vol. 1 [Original Soundtrack] - Empire Cast". AllMusic.
  5. ^ "Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 1 album review". Entertainment Focus.
  6. ^ "iTunes – Music – Empire (Original Soundtrack from Season 2), Vol. 1 by Empire Cast". iTunes Store (GB). Archived from the original on 2015-12-06.
  7. ^ "iTunes – Music – Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2, Vol. 1 (Deluxe) by Empire Cast". iTunes Store (GB).[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 32, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "Empire - Season 2 - Volume 1 - OST". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  12. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  14. ^ "Soundtracks – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2020.