Jennifer Lawrence’s Song From ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ is About to Be a Top 40 Hit

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Yup; the girl who cried on the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I because she had to sing is about to score her first hit single on the Billboard charts.

According to Billboard, “The Hanging Tree” is headed for the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart!

“The Hanging Tree”, performed by James Newton Howard and featuring Lawrence, has already made its Top 20 debutin both the UK and Australia.

They estimate the song will reach approximately 150,000 downloads in the US alone, which is pretty impressive since the Lorde-curated soundtrack for Mockingjay – Part I was released on November 24th.

The Hot 100 is a blend of “sales, airplay and streaming data to rank the 100 most popular songs of the week”, and the top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday (December 3rd).

Jennifer was not a fan of having to sing, so she’s quite the unlikely of pop stars. Whether she wants it or not, we wish her many congratulations for her rising pop success!

In other Mockingjay – Part I news, the movie brought in $56.9 million over the holiday weekend (bringing the film’s total domestic gross to $225.7 million). Although it fell short of expectation and its predecessors, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I set the record for 2014 best weekend debut.

[Lead Photo Credit: Balawa/The Grosby Group/AKM-GSI, Jennifer Lawrence for Dior]