Weeks after director Edgar Wright tweeted a clip of Larson’s cover of the Metric classic from the movie, ‘Black Sheep’ gets into the top 10 of U.S. Rock Digital Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales
AceShowbiz –Brie Larson has scored an unlikely top 10 hit in both the U.S. Rock Digital Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales charts with a song she recorded over a decade ago.
The “Captain Marvel” star teamed up with Metric to record “Black Sheep” for the soundtrack to “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and the song is back in vogue after director Edgar Wright tweeted a clip from a scene in the film, which features Larson performing the song, and announced that not only would an extended version of the soundtrack be available on all streaming services next month (July 2021), but fans could now stream Brie’s famous cover.
“On July 9th, the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Expanded Edition) will be available on all digital music services,” Wright wrote in the early June post. “The expanded soundtrack includes demos from Beck and more music from the movie including Brie Larson’s performance of the @metric classic ‘Black Sheep’ – stream it now!”
And they did just that – “Black Sheep” has also entered Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart at 34, thanks to a million U.S. streams.
It’s not Larson’s first pop hit – she also hit the charts in 2005 with her debut single, “She Said”.
Larson took on the role of Michael Cera’s on-screen ex-girlfriend Natalie “Envy” Adams in “Scott Pilgrim”. As Envy, she delivered her version of “Black Sheep” alongside fictional rock band The Clash at Demonhead.
In November 2020, Larson put out a YouTube video of herself learning and performing a dance to “Black Sheep”. Having had the help of choreographer Galen Hooks, she gushed in the description box, “I’m in love with the results and I will definitely be doing it in my living room at midnight every night.”
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