Jennifer Lawrence is continuing to rule the world in every single thing that she does. She’s already an Oscar-winning actress at the age of 24, has captured the world with her charm and beauty, and now she can throw international pop star onto her list of accolades.
According to USA Today, Lawrence’s song “The Haunting Tree” from the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is expected to land on the Billboard Top 40 chart. Yes, her first single was expected to sell “upwards of 150,000 downloads” in the United States along in the week that ended on November 30.
While it’s a hit in the United States, it is actually taking off around the world as well. Performed by James Newton and featuring Jennifer Lawrence, the song has become a hit like many didn’t imagine it would.
Over on the Official U.L. Singles Chart, the song has reached number 14. On ARIA’s Australian Top 50 Singles Chart, it’s climbed all the way up to number 12.
As Music.Mic reported, it’s just one of many big songs on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack, but it’s the one getting most of the attention. Still, here is also Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” leading the way along with tracks from Tove Lo, Charli XCX, and Ariana Grande.
Jennifer Lawrence shockingly sang on the soundtrack after publicly stating numerous times that she couldn’t sing or that her singing was awful.
She recently told David Letterman that she does “not like singing in front of other people” and that it’s actually her “biggest fear.” Lawrence went on to say that she “cried on the set” on the day she sang the song in front of so many other people.
When she appeared on Saturday Night Live some time ago, she said, “I don’t really think anyone wants to hear me sing.”
Obviously, she was incredibly wrong.
Her spots on the different Billboard charts show that she is ready to hang with the big names of the music industry. Yes, she may still be behind One Direction, Meghan Trainor, and Taylor Swift, but she’s placed above Nicki Minaj, Lorde, and Sam Smith.
It’s not like Jennifer Lawrence needs to worry about money or that her movie career is taking a tumble or anything. Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has already grossed more than $480 million at the worldwide box office.
Obviously, Katniss Everdeen still has a lot of clout on the big screen.
Still, Jennifer Lawrence continues her skyrocket pace into super-stardom and shouldn’t worry about whether anyone wants to hear or sing or not. Chances are she could sit there and read a copy of “War and Peace” and people would bring snacks and a blanket to listen to the whole thing.
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