Last night, Empire premiered on FOX and we LOVED it! Not only was the show full of good acting by two of our celebrity faves, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard but the music, which was Executive Produced by none other than the incomparable Timbaland, was on point as well. Here are a few of our faves:


An energetic, uptempo track called No Apologies by Jussie Smollett  [who plays Jamal Lyon] & Yazz The Greatest [who plays Hakeem Lyon] accompanies the opening credits for the show and sets the stage for this story of music, family, and power.


In the opening scene, Lucious [played by Terrence Howard] tells a female artist recording in the studio that he wants her to “sing like you’re going to die tomorrow”. On What Is Love, Veronika Bozeman did just that!


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Hakeem & Jamal collaborate in the following scene with Live In The Moment [performed by Jussie Smollett & Byshere Gray aka Yazz the Greatest]. This served as our first glimpse into the musical talents of each brother and seemingly foreshadows what is sure to be a wild ride in the battle for Empire Enterprises.


“Good Enough” [performed by Jussie Smollett] was hands down the best song of the premiere episode. The stellar production paired with such poignant lyrics makes this song one we might want to download on our iTunes!


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You can check out these songs and others from Empire here. Empire airs on FOX Wednesdays at 9p EST.