About Empire Cast
Backed by songs performed by cast members Trai Byers, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, and Yazz, Empire was a hit musical TV show that ran from 2015 through 2020.
∙ Empire (Original Soundtrack from Season 1) received Grammy and American Music Award nominations in 2015.
∙ Following its 2015 debut season, the critically acclaimed series earned the No. 1 spot on broadcast TV.
∙ Three of the cast’s soundtracks entered the Billboard 200, including the Season 1 album, which debuted at No. 1 and was the first soundtrack to ever top the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
∙ Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 3 peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Soundtracks chart and remained in the Top 20 for five weeks.
∙ Cocreator Lee Daniels enlisted the help of industry leaders when creating the show’s music, including legendary producer Timbaland and award-winning R&B artist Ne-Yo.