Will the all-female ‘Birds of Prey’ soundtrack fall prey to the same lack of interest the girl-powered 2019 ‘Charlie’s Angels’ soundtrack faced?
Initial response to its lead single, ‘Diamonds’ (performed by Megan Thee Stallion, Normani), suggests the answer is ‘yes.’
Look inside to see what we mean:
As we first reported here, Meg sent fans into a frenzy a month ago when it was revealed she would be teaming with the former Fifth Harmony hitmaker for the ‘Birds of Prey’ official soundtrack. Later revealed to be the project’s first single, the Bell and MD$– produced tune saw its official premiere accompanied by the release of its funhouse-themed music video on January 10.
Powered by its mallet-wielding starlets, the arrival of the ‘Diamonds’ video ignited Twitter’s trending topic list and digital sales tallies. However, that amplification was short-lived. Just days later, the song plummeted out of the upper rankings of real-time sales and streaming charts – a feat that suggested a sluggish start for a tune so highly anticipated.
Peruse of the most updated Hot 100 chart sees ‘Diamonds’ absent as it premiered at #16 on the Bubbling Under Charts.
The nonperformance echoes the commercial response to ‘Don’t Call Me Angel’ – the first single from the soundtrack of the 2019 reboot of ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ Powered by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey – all respected hitmakers by their lonesome – their combined effort, albeit greeted by ample buzz, did not see that excitement mirrored commercially (as we reported here).
Either way, after checking out ‘Prey’s star-studded soundtrack tracklist by clicking here, tell us: what will it take to generate interest in the movie’s companion album?