The FOX hit brings its golden touch to the iTunes charts.

By Isabella Biedenharn
March 05, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
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Empire‘s reign knows no bounds. The Fox smash (and recent EW cover subject) has consistently broken ratings records, and now the show’s music is taking over the iTunes charts, with the song “Conqueror” nabbing the No. 4 slot and “You’re So Beautiful” holding down No. 11. 

On last night’s battle cry of an episode, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Delphine (Estelle) debuted their shining, triumphant duet, “Conqueror,” and in the hours since the episode aired, the track has raced up the charts. It’s the highest any of the show’s tracks have reached thus far. (Though if we’re being frank here, “Conqueror” doesn’t have half the soul of earlier efforts like “Tell The Truth” and “No Apologies.” Still, a hit’s a hit.)

Close on “Conqueror’s” tail at is “You’re So Beautiful,” the Lucious Lyon redux-turned-coming-out anthem, which Jamal shocked the world with at last week’s White Party. The track was produced by Jim Beanz, and co-written by Beanz and Smollett. Last week, Smollett revealed to EW that he has inked his own deal with Columbia Records—and by the looks of these charts, that signing was a no-brainer.

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Lee Daniels and Danny Strong created this Fox drama about a kingpin of hip-hop (played by Terrence Howard) and his family, who fight him for control of the empire.
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