Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Tops Billboard Chart

Black Panther is not only killing it in the Box Office but also on the Billboard 200.

The movie’s Kendrick Lamar-led soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The 14-track “Black Panther: The Album,” which dropped Feb. 9 becomes the second album in 2018 to debut at No. 1 after “The Greatest Showman” did so in January.

Curated by K-Dot and Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Black Panther: The Album also features The Weeknd, SZA, Khalid, 2 Chainz, Future, and more.

The movie on the other hand, Black Panther the movie opened at No. 1 with $192 million, setting a record for the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history.

BILLBOARD 200 TOP 10

  1. Various – Black Panther: The Album– 154,000
    2. Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods– 74,000
    3. Various – The Greatest Showman – 72,000
    4. Migos – Culture II – 68,000
    5. Various – Fifty Shades Freed – 58,000
    6. Ed Sheeran – ÷ – 42,000
    7. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – 32,000
    8. Post Malone – Stoney – 31,000
    9. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. – 31,000
    10. Camila Cabello – Camila – 29,000

 

Lupita Nyong’o Killing It In New Black Panther Posters (Pics)

The character posters for one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2018 – Marvel’s Black Panther – has been released.

Featured in the new character posters are Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa, Angela Bassett as his (step)mother Ramonda, Letitia Wright as his sister Shuri, Forest Whitaker as his advisor Zuri, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira as Dora Milaje members Nakia and Okoye respectively, and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue. Newly added posters include Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, and Winston Duke as M’Baku.

Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018.

In case you have not seen the trailer yet, check it out below:

 

Lupita Nyong’o Killing It In Official Black Panther Trailer – Watch

The official trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther is here and it’s a sight to behold.

Unlike all the other marvel movies set in New York or space, Black Panther takes place in Wakanda, a technologically advanced African nation.

First introduced in Captain America: Civil War, Boseman’s T’Challa is both king and protector of his country, facing challenges from Michael B. Jordan’s exiled would-be usurper Erik Killmonger and Andy Serkis’ arms dealer Ulysses Klaue.

Black Panther is the first Marvel film to feature a predominately black cast. The casts include Oscar- and Emmy-nominated Angela Basset, Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Sterling K. Brown and The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther premieres next year February.

Check out the official trailer below:

Lupita Nyong’o To Star In THIS Epic Remake

Is there anything this actress can’t do?

Lupita Nyong’o will soon be back on our big screens on a movie rendition to comic book series, Marvel’s Black Panther as we outlined some weeks back in a hilarious story, but this ‘Non-Stop’ star might also be acting in the remake to top selling TV Series and movie ‘Charlie’s Angels’.

As reported by online news source Variety, Lupita has been mentioned alongside ‘Twilight’ actress Kristen Stewart as favorites to star as two thirds of the three girl cast to that remake.

Although made widely popular by Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barymore seventeen years back (in the year 2000), it was actually a creation that aired as a TV series back in the 70s.

(Charlie’s Angels back in the 70’s:Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith in the TV series)

(Charlies reboot in 2000: Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu)

After earning an Oscar for her first major on-screen debut, and for a supporting role at that, I’m confident Lupita will be a kick ass Charlie’s angel. 

Lupita recently opened up to popular Magazine ‘Sunday Times Style’, about her self-perceived role in the Hollywood film industry (which has on many accounts been described as somehow racist) saying;

“I definitely feel that my mandate on this earth is to expand our understanding of African identity,”

“I want to play women of all walks of life and all places, not just African roles. But, by default, whatever woman I play will be black, and in so doing, it will be expanding our understanding of what that experience is — because it’s not a singular experience.

“Even during my time with Lancôme, they have expanded their range of skin tones, she says. I remember a time in my teens when it was impossible to find my colour of foundation. When I began going on red carpets, we used to have to mix different colours to get the right one for my tone. I don’t have to do that any more, which is a sign of progress.”

 

Glad to see she’s creating that much impact even outside of her acting job. We now await her performances in both ‘Black Panther’ which is set for an early 2018 release and in the latest Star Wars Franchise which should be out this Christmas, ‘The Last Jedi’.

 

 

Lupita Nyong’o Set To Star In Marvel’s Black Panther (Watch)

After the flop of Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’, we can’t help but anxiously await the release of ‘Black Panther’ and guess who is starring in it, Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita stars as Malice a spurned member of the Panther’s order of bodyguards/prospective wives. Other cast members include: Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), with Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), with Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The plot reads:

After the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

The movie is set to be released in February 2018. Have a look at the first trailer below:

Celebrating Lupita Nyongo’s 34th Birthday

Th beautiful actress is now a year older, wiser and more beautiful than ever. She is Kenya’s most popular celebrity having made her way to Hollywood and even scooped up some major awards like the Oscars. She is an international filmmaker and actress known for her Academy Award-winning role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave.’ Lets take a look at some of the milestones she has achieved.

  • She was the first black spokeswoman for Lancome.
  • She is also the first black woman to appear in a Star Wars movie.
  • She was the glamour woman of the year in 2014.
  • She has appeared on the cover of Vogue among other prestigious magazines.
  • Lupita has won 6 awards for her role in 12 years a Slave including an Oscar, New Hollywood, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards.
  • She got nominated for a Golden Globe. 

Born in 1st March 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, Lupita Nyong’o has proved that resilience and confidence in self are qualities that will make you stride big milestones in life. 

Happy birthday Lupita.