Black Panther soundtrack sees an increase in streams as fans mourn Chadwick Boseman's death

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  • The death of Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, has caused a surge in streams for the film's soundtrack.
  • According to Billboard, data shows that the album has seen a 103.5% increase in streams.
  • Chadwick, who portrayed the Marvel superhero, died after a four-year battle with cancer.

The Black Panther soundtrack has seen an increase in streams since the death of Chadwick Boseman, Billboard reports.

Chadwick, who portrayed the Black Panther (King T'Challa) in the Marvel film, died on Friday 28 August after a four-year battle with cancer.

According to Billboard, data from Nielsen Music/MRC Data showed that the soundtrack for the Black Panther film "generated 3.5 million U.S. on-demand streams" on 28 and 29 August.

"That's a 103.5% gain over the previous two-day period," the publication added.

The most popular of the songs on the soundtrack is All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, which found its way back onto a Billboard chart after Chadwick's death.

The track charted at number 16 on the LyricFind US chart on 5 September "with a 446% increase in lyric views following Boseman's death," Billboard reports, quoting data from LyricFind.

The Weeknd and Kendrick's Pray For Me is the second biggest song from the soundtrack, showing a significant rise in streams.

The rise in popularity of the Black Panther soundtrack continues to show the impact Chadwick, and his portrayal of the Marvel hero, had on fans worldwide.

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Compiled by Nikita Coetzee

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