Jennifer Lawrence's 'Mockingjay' song could appear in Billboard Top 40
Jennifer Lawrence is already an Oscar-winning actress, and she might be adding chart-topping singer to her resume soon thanks to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.
In the latest Hunger Games installment, Lawrence’s character performs “The Hanging Tree,” a song that begins with Lawrence’s bluesy a cappella vocals and ends with a choir and orchestra joining in.
According to Billboard, the song is expected to sell “upwards of 150,000 downloads in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 30,” meaning it could make the top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.
The track already found chart success in other countries though: “Hanging Tree” is No. 14 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart and No. 12 on ARIA’s Australian Top 50 Singles Chart.
The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz wrote the music for “The Hanging Tree” while Hunger Games author Suzanne Collin wrote the lyrics. The song appears on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 score album.