EXCLUSIVE 'Empire' First Listen: Mary J. Blige Sounds Flawless in 'Shake Down'

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The guest list on Empire just keeps getting better and better!
If you're not already obsessed with Empire -- TV's most addicting new drama -- you most certainly will be after this week's episode, which welcomes not one, but two music superstars to the smash series: Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige.
To help get you even more excited for the A-list filled episode, we at ETonline have your exclusive first listen at the hour's most download-worthy song, "Shake Down," featuring Grammy award winner Blige and Empire's musically gifted patriarch Terrence Howard.
In Wednesday's all-new chapter, Blige plays Angie, a woman from Lucious' (Howard) past who makes her way back into his present.
"Shake Down," which will be featured in a very important flashback scene, is a piano-heavy duet that -- in true Empire fashion -- will be stuck in your head all day long.
Press play on our exclusive first listen above to be the first to hear "Shake Down," which will also be featured on the official soundtrack for season one. 
Blige will join a roster of hit singers -- Courtney Love, Estelle, Jennifer Hudson, Juicy J, and Rita Ora -- as well as the show's dynamite cast that performs each week's addictive new songs. Two versions of the soundtrack will be released through Columbia Records on Tuesday, Mar. 10: A standard edition and a digital deluxe version, which includes the fan favorite track, "Drip Drop." Standard Edition Track-list: 1. "Good Enough" feat. Jussie Smollett2. "What Is Love" feat. V.Bozeman3. "No Apologies" feat. Yazz and Jussie Smollett4. "Keep It Movin’" feat. Serayah McNeil and Yazz5. "Walk Out On Me" feat. Courtney Love6. "Conqueror" feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett7. "Remember the Music" feat. Jennifer Hudson8. "Shake Down" feat. Mary J. Blige and Terrence Howard9. "Power of the Empire" feat. Yazz10. "Nothing to Lose" feat. Jussie Smollett11. "Whatever Makes You Happy" feat. Jennifer Hudson and Juicy J Digital Deluxe Edition Track-list: 1. "Good Enough feat. Jussie Smollett2. "What Is Love" feat. V.Bozeman3. "No Apologies" feat. Yazz and Jussie Smollett4. "Keep It Movin’" feat. Serayah McNeil and Yazz5. "Keep Your Money" feat. Jussie Smollett6. "Drip Drop" feat. Yazz and Serayah McNeil7. "Can’t Truss ‘Em" feat. Yazz8. "I Wanna Love You" feat. Jussie Smollett9. "Money For Nothing" feat. Jussie Smollett and Yazz10. "Walk Out On Me" feat. Courtney Love11. "You’re So Beautiful" feat. Jussie Smollett and Yazz12. "Conqueror" feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett13. "Remember the Music" feat. Jennifer Hudson14. "Power of the Empire" feat. Yazz15. "Shake Down" feat. Mary J. Blige and Terrence Howard16. "Nothing to Lose" feat. Jussie Smollett17. "Whatever Makes You Happy" feat. Jennifer Hudson and Juicy J18. "NY Raining" feat. Charles Hamilton and Rita Ora