“THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200
Atlantic Records’ “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” has made a groundbreaking debut atop the Billboard 200, entering the overall chart at #1. The 23-track collection also sat atop Billboard’s “Top Soundtracks” & “Top Rap Albums,” along with iTunes “Top Soundtracks.” The unprecedented musical companion to the landmark Broadway musical by Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is available now in stores and via all digital retailers and streaming services.
Executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Kallman, Riggs Morales, and The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” was an immediate sensation, rocketing to #1 on the iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart on its first day in release. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” sees songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical covered and remixed by a remarkable cast of contemporary artists. Superstars contributing to the one of a kind collection include Sia, Usher, Common, Alicia Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, The Roots, Regina Spektor, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Miguel, Ben Folds, Queen Latifah, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, and Jimmy Fallon. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” further includes three previously unreleased HAMILTON demos, “Valley Forge” and “Cabinet Battle 3.”
The winner of the 2016 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Musical Theatre Album,” “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING),” is available now in stores, DSPs, and streaming services. The 2x RIAA platinum certified album made a stunning arrival on the Billboard charts upon its initial digital release, coming in at #1 on the “Top Broadway Albums” chart, #3 on the “Top Rap Albums” chart, and #9 on the “Top Current Albums” chart. This impressive debut stands as the biggest first week sales for a digital cast recording and the second biggest first week sales ever for any cast recording, behind only “RENT” in the Nielsen SoundScan era.
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