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Brie Larson returns to the ‘Billboard’ charts thanks to her 2010 ‘Scott Pilgrim’ song

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Brie Larson may be better known for her acting abilities, but fans who watched her star as Envy Adams in the 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World know she also has a serious set of pipes.

Brie’s character, Envy, was the lead singer of the fictional band The Clash at Demonhead.

It is because of that movie the 31-year-old actress has now re-appeared on several Billboard charts.  “Black Sheep,” the Metric song she sings in the cult classic comedy, has emerged on three listings — the Rock Digital Song Sales, Alternative Digital Song Sales and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts.

Black Sheep,” featuring Brie’s vocals, has sold 2,000 copies in the past week and was streamed a million times in the U.S., boosting the track to number seven on both the Rock and Alternative Songs chart, as well as number 34 on the Hot Rock & Alternative tracking.

The song regained new life after Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright announced an extended version of the movie’s soundtrack, which is set for a July 9 release. 

To tease the upcoming album, Brie’s version of the song was released June 4; her voice was substituted for Metric singer Emily Haines‘ in the original soundtrack.

“Black Sheep” also marks Metric’s first top-10 charting hit on the Rock and Alternative Digital Song Sales charts.

This marks the second time the Oscar-winning actress appeared on the Billboard charts. Her 2005 debut single, “She Said,” went to number 31 on the Hot Singles Sales chart.  She was 15 at the time of her debut LP, Finally Out of P.E., was released.

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