The official soundtrack of an important Marvel movie, Black Panther, has seen a 104% spike in streams after the death of Chadwick Boseman.
Billboard reported that the songs featured on the Kendrick Lamar-helmed OST generated 3.5 million US on-demand plays between August 28 and August 29. This resulted in a 103.5% gain on the previous two-day period i.e. August 26 and August 27, when the soundtrack registered 1.7 million online plays.
Likewise, digital downloads of the Black Panther soundtrack, meanwhile, increased by 708% from August 26 – August 27. The spike in streams and downloads could see the album re-enter the Billboard chart on September 12.
The actor is best known for his role as King T’Challa in the landmark 2018 Marvel movie. Unfortunately, the news about him passing away was confirmed on August 29. He battled with the colon cancer for the past 4 years as he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016,
After his death, tributes have flooded social media. Many fellow actors of Boseman such as Viola Davis, Halle Berry and Ryan Reynolds left messages for him.