Hamilton Mixtape: Lin-Manuel Miranda album scores Billboard 200 No. 1 spot
Turns out you weren’t the only one excited for The Hamilton Mixtape: The star-studded compilation album stemming from the award-winning Broadway show debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Of the 187,000 album units moved, 169,000 were traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Music (via Billboard).
Lin-Manuel Miranda initially planned to develop what would become the Broadway show Hamilton: An American Musical as a mixtape of various songs spotlighting moments in Alexander Hamilton’s life. Almost two years after the musical’s Broadway debut, Miranda finally released The Hamilton Mixtape, which features songs performed by artists like Sia, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend.
The Weeknd’s Starboy slid to No. 2 during its second week on the charts (ending on Dec. 8) with 151,000 units. A Pentatonix Christmas Special from the titular a cappella group (No. 3 with 128,000), and The Blue & Lonesome from the Rolling Stones (No. 4 with 120,000) round out the top four.
Meanwhile, Childish Gambino reached his highest rung yet on the chart with “Awaken, My Love!” at No. 5 with 101,000 units.