Earlier this week, news broke that Jennifer Lawrence was poised to make her debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, thanks to her performance of the song "The Hanging Tree" on the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" soundtrack. Now, not only has Lawrence broken into the chart, she's stormed into the top 20 -- and her numbers are even better on the digital side.
"The Hanging Tree," written by "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins with an assist from The Lumineers, currently sits at number 12 on the overall Hot 100 chart. And on the digital sales chart, Lawrence's track (on which she is credited as a featured performer, alongside "Mockingjay" composer James Newton Howard) stormed in at number two with 200,000 downloads -- second only to Taylor Swift.
Lawrence had previously charted internationally with the tune, too, landing at numbers 12 and 14, respectively, on the Australian and U.K. singles charts.
Despite her success in the pop world, it doesn't seem Lawrence has any intention of quitting her Oscar-winning day job. The actress has admitted in multiple interviews that she hated singing for "Mockingjay," and can't stand the sound of her own voice.
We happen to like Lawrence's smoky vocals, and it seems the rest of the world agrees, too. Listen to the track below and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
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