“The Hanging Tree” Debuts on The Billboard Hot 100 Chart at No. 12

Jennifer Lawrence’s rendition of “The Hanging Tree” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has been making itself known on charts all around the world and now has officially broken into the US market with it’s debut on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!

If you’re wondering how Billboard determined the song’s chart placement, here’s what they say:

The plaintive ballad roars onto the Hot 100 with 88 percent of its chart points from sales. It enters the Digital Songs chart at No. 2 with 200,000 downloads sold in its first week (ending Nov. 30).

The remainder of its points are almost all from streaming (2.1 million U.S. streams, which place the track just outside the 50-position Streaming Songs chart). The song logged a mere eight plays on U.S. radio last week (a shout-out to Pop Songschart reporter KHKS Dallas, which spun it six times), but Republic is only just now launching it at all radio formats.

Another fun (and impressive) fact? Lawrence is now part of a small, exclusive club of only twelve other Oscar winners to chart in Billboard’s history!

Lawrence, 24, joins an exclusive list of Academy Award winners who’ve charted on the Hot 100. She’s just the 13th charted performer to win an Oscar in an acting category in the list’s 56-year history, joining Julie Andrews, George Burns, Cher,Bing Crosby, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Burl Ives, Shirley Jones, Frank Sinatra, Meryl Streep and Barbra Streisand.

Have any of you heard “The Hanging Tree” playing on the radio in your market?  If so, let us know where!