The cast of Dear Evan Hansen can add another accomplishment to their list. The cast album of the Tony Award-winning musical is currently sitting at No. 1 on the iTunes charts, beating out True Crime Garage’s The Bricca Family Murders and, most notably, Katy Perry’s Witness.
This isn’t the first time the musical has pulled off such a feat. Earlier in February, the album landed at No. 8 on the Billboard album chart, the highest debut for a cast album since Camelot in 1961. (The medieval musical came in at No. 4). Even Hamilton wasn’t able to crack the top 10 right away; it debuted at No. 12 before peaking at No. 3.
Dear Evan Hansen was most recently in the news thanks to star Ben Platt’s powerful acceptance speech after his Tony Award win for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (the musical picked up six awards total Sunday night). “To all young people watching at home,” Platt said, “don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody else because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful.”
The cast also performed one of the show’s most popular songs, “Waving Through a Window,” at the ceremony.