Jennifer Lawrence Is Now a Music Star, Too

Her song in 'Mockingjay' is climbing the charts
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2014 6:25 PM CST
Jennifer Lawrence Is Now a Music Star, Too
In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."   (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)

Jennifer Lawrence may have an Oscar to her name, but she's also winning praise for her singing chops. In the latest Hunger Games movie, Lawrence sings a song called the Hanging Tree that is now No. 2 on the US iTunes chart and threatening to crack the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. (We'll know Wednesday.) Overseas, the song is No. 12 in Australia and No. 14 in the UK, notes US Weekly.

The song "begins with Lawrence’s bluesy a cappella vocals and ends with a choir and orchestra joining in," observes Entertainment Weekly. All of which causes Vanity Fair to add: "The question is not whether or not Lawrence will EGOT, it would seem, it’s whether or not she’ll do it by age 30." (That would be an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. She's still got six years.)

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