Suicide Squad: The Album has a big opening weekend of release with No. 1 debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200.
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM,” Atlantic Records’ massive musical companion to the Warner Bros. Pictures blockbuster, which has dominated the box office in its first two weekends of release, has made an explosive No. 1 debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200. The album racked up sales and streams in excess of 182,000 album equivalents, marking the highest debut for a soundtrack this year, and the largest streaming week for a soundtrack in history with over 32 million streams. “SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” is also the first soundtrack from a Warner Bros.-distributed film to ever debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
“This is an incredibly special moment for me, Atlantic Records, our partners at Warner Bros. Pictures, and the filmmakers, to see an album we all worked so tirelessly on achieve such a huge first week number,” said President of Film/TV at Atlantic Records, Kevin Weaver – the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack producer and A&R executive responsible for “SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM.” “We had a creative vision early on and remained vigilant to seeing that through to the very end. This is a true testament that great songs with a unique tone, created with the intent to become an artistic body of work – and connected to a film as massively and culturally relevant as SUICIDE SQUAD – can achieve momentous commercial success.”
“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM” has proven itself a true global phenomenon, hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Top Overall Albums chart in 66 countries around the world, including the United States. The album boasts 14 tracks, 10 of which are brand new and exclusive to the soundtrack. All 10 new songs simultaneously landed on the iTunes Overall Singles Chart, led by the No. 1 smash, “Heathens,” from multi-platinum recording duo Twenty One Pilots; “Sucker For Pain” by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign (Feat. X Ambassadors); and “Purple Lamborghini” by Skrillex & Rick Ross. “Heathens” and “Sucker For Pain,” along with Panic! At The Disco’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” all sat within the Top 10 on the iTunes chart during the first weekend of the album’s release.