It is time to face the music: He is not simply Ken, he’s Kenough. Ryan Gosling has formally entered the Billboard Scorching 100 with “I am Simply Ken,” debuting at quantity 87. The track, carried out as a part of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” was launched on July 21 and have become a viral hit, with Billboard monitoring 5.2 million streams within the U.S. alone, and over 2,000 downloads throughout its opening week.
That is Gosling’s first look on the Billboard Scorching 100, one thing he nearly achieved with “La La Land.” That album peaked at quantity 2 on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the UK Albums Chart, whereas the Academy Award-winning single “Metropolis of Stars” peaked at quantity 2 on the US Effervescent Underneath Scorching 100 Singles, simply maintaining him off the charts.
“I am Simply Ken” debuts on the chart together with the “Barbie: The Album” soundtrack, which opened at quantity 2 on the Billboard 200. It is sitting fairly on the high of the Soundtracks chart, and quantity 2 for High Album Gross sales. In line with Billboard, that is the highest-charting soundtrack since “Encanto” grew to become the largest (on the time) album on this planet initially of 2022. “Barbie” has additionally tied with the Beyoncé-led soundtrack, “The Lion King: The Present,” which additionally debuted at quantity 2 again in 2019. The “Barbie” soundtrack boasts some fairly spectacular names like Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, Charli XCX, Billie Eilish, and Dua Lipa, with “Barbie World” from Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice rating highest of all the tracks at quantity 8.
Barbie Fever is operating wild, and along with the soundtrack, it was just lately introduced that the rating is getting a vinyl launch from Waxwork Information.
Oh sure, the vinyl is pink
A pleasant reminder that there’s a distinction between a soundtrack and a rating. The “Barbie” soundtrack stuffed with all the pop hits, together with “I am Simply Ken,” has been obtainable for the reason that movie’s launch and might be bought right here. The brand new launch from Waxwork Information is the rating from Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, which additionally often incorporates the instrumental from Billie Eilish’s gorgeous single, “What Was I Made For?” Here is what Ronson needed to say about composing the rating, as informed to Waxwork Information:
“The late nights and loopy hours we put into ‘Barbie’ have been all value it to us, as a result of we have been so in love with this movie. And we really hope listening to our rating from starting to finish will give others the identical emotional, whimsical expertise they’d watching this magical movie.”
The rating is obtainable in a number of coloured vinyl variants, like “Bizarre Barbie Splatter” and “Seashore Off Swirl” along with the usual Neon Barbie Pink. As is customary, the album is available in a heavyweight LP jacket with a excessive gloss coating and a 12 x 12-inch insert. The rating is promoting out quick, so get your palms on it by clicking right here.