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Jay Z’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack Heads To Billboard Glory

Published: Saturday 11th May 2013 by David

With contributions from Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Frank Ocean and Emeli Sande, the soundtrack for Baz Lurhmann‘s ‘The Great Gatsby’ is on track to score impressive numbers on the Billboard 200.

Good news below…

Crafted by ROC mogul Jay Z, the Interscope backed release is now on course to debut with over 100,000 units by the end of the next chart week- surpassing earlier expectations of 95,000.

Set to come in at #2, the project is also on course to mark Baz’ third soundtrack to reach  the Top 3 after ‘Romeo & Juliet‘ peaked at #2 in 1996, and ‘Moulin Rouge‘ arrived at #3 back in 2001.

Had it not been for Lady Antebellum‘s ‘Golden‘, the soundtrack would have peaked at #1, thanks to Beyonce’s sultry rendition of the Amy Winehouse classic, ‘Back To Black‘ and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young & Beautiful‘.

The Great Gatsby‘ is now available to watch in theatres worldwide now.

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  1. Nats May 11, 2013
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    Thats great!

  2. . : : h 2 o : : . May 11, 2013
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    Gratz..

  3. Hadley May 11, 2013
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    Why is this site set in US time when youre a British run site?

    • Sierra May 11, 2013
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      Exactly…

      I don’t know why either.

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 11, 2013
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      Shut up b******!

  4. MariahIsMusic1 May 11, 2013
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    Its a beautiful soundtrack. I’m loving lana
    Lana>>>Katy perry

  5. Xxx May 11, 2013
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    Get them coins jigga.

  6. MariahIsMusic1 May 11, 2013
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    Omg omg I’m going to AFRICA. After Exams ! I’ve never been to africa or out of europe. 🙂 🙂 happy for days

    • Sierra May 11, 2013
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      OMG…

      You’re going to Africa?

      Which Country are you going to?

      There are, after, 67 countries within the Continent… LOL.

      I’ve been Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Congo, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Ethiopia…

      BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN COUNTRIES!!!

      • MariahIsMusic1 May 11, 2013
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        Its going to be a tour. Morocco, Egypt,Kenya,Nambia,Mozambique and then South Africa. Finally I’m going to the motherland

      • Sierra May 11, 2013
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        YES.

        THE MOTHERLAND…

        I would love to go to Mozambique; hell, I want to go around the entire continent – see every culture, tribe etc…

        You will love it… I cried when I went – I was HOME.

    • Faith May 11, 2013
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      HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!! THAT’S FROM A NIGERIAN

      • Sierra May 11, 2013
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        Me too. Haha, well, half Nigerian. 🙂

  7. kim May 11, 2013
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    “All I do is make more money” – jay z
    Slay! Soundtrack selling more than some artist work of s***! Wasn’t expecting that much glory.

  8. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013
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    the soundtrack is great especially that lana del rey and florence tracks are amazing.

  9. MariahIsMusic1 May 11, 2013
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    I’m gonna buy this soundtrack tomorrow

  10. Tiffany22534 May 11, 2013
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    Yasss D*** sucking lips Oopppsss I mean Jay Z LOLOOLASODASFLASDFO

  11. Jewell May 11, 2013
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    More money in the bank for the billion dollar couple. I love the soundtrack aswell, he did a great job.

  12. MariahIsMusic1 May 11, 2013
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    The Carters. They’re becoming huge

  13. meenadelrey May 11, 2013
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    Its a nice soundtrack .

  14. La Perra May 11, 2013
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    This is good news after his embarrassing scandal with Foxy Brown… Claiming he like trannies and he was/is in a relationship with that guy that modeled for RocAWear. Lana Sia and Florence are awesome. Too bad Emile Sande did a cover or she would of slayed!

  15. h2hoe is a w**** May 11, 2013
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    KATY AND TAYLOR CAN SLAAAAAAAAAAY COWRIAH AND FOSSILYONCE VOCALLY IF THEY WANT

    • Jewell May 11, 2013
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      Troll.

  16. MariahIsMusic1 May 11, 2013
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    You’re right. I’m proud of my african roots as much as I am proud of my european roots. So I’m really excited about this trip I’ve never been to my mothers native land. Its a dream come true!!!

    @Faith Nigerian People are amazing:) best people eveeer. I have nigerian friends! They’re the best.

  17. Rach May 11, 2013
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    I love this soundtrack. It was very experimental. Unlike a lot of soundtracks that are often boring and safe.

  18. Shine ya light May 11, 2013
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    Too bad ritas not on the soundtrack

  19. Likica May 11, 2013
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    Congratulations, even though I can’t stand Lana, but good for Bey and Jay, more coins to their account.

    H20 and MARIAHISMUSIC1 both slay with their pictures though. 😀

  20. Loyalty May 11, 2013
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    Congrats. I liked it, it was an interesting soundtrack.

  21. Dev May 11, 2013
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    thanks to Beyonce’s sultry rendition of the Amy Winehouse classic, ‘Back To Black‘

    Is this a read? That track in darn right awful!

  22. DIGGER BEY May 11, 2013
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    Thanks to Beyonce sultry rendition of Amy Winehouse classic, Back to Black….U Mad huh bwahahahahaha. I can’t wait to get this soundtrack! I’m gonna play Back to Black cover too death! I even got friends luving the track!

  23. JOHNVIDAL May 11, 2013
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    What´s up with the dislikes when people are only saying they like this soundtrack or Lana del rey or Florence???
    And what´s up with all the likes for that comment saying Taylor Swift and Katy Perry can sing better than Mariah Carey??? lol f****** trolls

  24. Yolo May 11, 2013
    +0

    Win!

  25. Musicmaniac May 12, 2013
    +0

    Wow jay and beyonce keep wining

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