Photo: Film Frame/©Marvel Studios 2018

It’s a good day to be a Wakandan. Or, if you prefer real-life winners (which thereby implies real-life losers, but let’s stay positive here, unless you want to talk about Fergie), it’s a good day to be Kendrick Lamar and the rest of the TDE crew responsible for the Black Panther soundtrack.

After a weekend that saw the latest Marvel superhero film absolutely destroy all competitors at the box office (as well as bring in a couple of kids wearing a trenchcoat trying to Vincent Adultman their way in), the Lamar-curated collection of original songs accompanying the film also shot its way to number one. Rolling Stone reports Black Panther: The Album sold 154,000 copies in its first week of release, of which more than a third of those were traditional album sales. Not a traditional soundtrack—only three of the 14 songs on the record actually appear in the film—but rather an “inspired by” type of situation, the album joins other number-one charting companion albums of film-adjacent music such as, um, somewhat less-inspired collections like Men In Black: The Album and The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond.

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The next closest release, Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods, came in at number two with 74,000 copies, or less than half of Black Panther’s giant-sized feline haul. Also, this is only the second time in more than a decade that three soundtracks have been in the top five, with the other two releases being the original musical The Greatest Showman (at number three) and the original fan-fiction garbage Fifty Shades Freed (at number five). But neither of those films had awesome nanobot shoes, so fuck ’em.

Also you should pick up Black Panther: The Album. As we said the other week, it’s really great.