Jennifer Lawrence now has a Billboard Hot 100 song thanks to her contribution to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 score, which features “The Hanging Tree,” a song that the Academy Award-winning actress sings in the movie. (The score is separate from the Lorde-curated Mockingjay soundtrack.) The song is technically credited to the film’s composer James Newton Howard and features Lawrence on vocals. The lyrics were written by Suzanne Collins (and originally appeared in The Hunger Games books) and touched up and put to music by Howard and the Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. The song came in at the No. 12 spot on the Hot 100 with 200,000 downloads and 2.1 million U.S streams, according to Billboard. It also came in at No. 2 on the Digital Songs chart. Lawrence is the 13th Academy Award winner who has charted on the Hot 100, a list which includes Cher, Jamie Foxx, Julie Andrews, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, and more. Lawrence talked about her fear of singing in public in her appearance on Letterman last month. Watch that and listen to “The Hanging Tree” below.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 score is out now via Republic.