Jennifer Lawrence Debuts At #12 On The Billboard Hot 100

Bradley Stern | December 4, 2014 8:54 am

Someone call RedOne, Dr. Luke and Max Martin: Jennifer Lawrence is officially on her way to becoming the next big pop princess of our time.

Okay, maybe not. Or maybe yes! Either way, Hunger Games heroine J. Law has officially charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this week with her rendition of “The Hanging Tree,” crafted by James Newton Howard from the score of Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. (Note: The score is not to be confused with the Lorde-curated soundtrack, which is an entirely different release.)

You might not want to get your hopes up for that pop debut just yet, however: As Billboard pointed out, Jennifer spoke out about her unexpected foray into singing last month during an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman — and she hated it. “I do not like singing in front of other people. It’s, like, my biggest fear. I cried on set that day,” she confessed to the late night host. Perhaps having a Top 20 hit under her belt will sway her? Eh. If nothing else, it makes for some pretty neat trivia.

Would you like to hear Jennifer Lawrence make a record, or do you think this was a one time deal? Sound off in the comments below.