Hamilton Stays Golden With "The Hamilton Mixtape"

Posted: Dec 12 2016, 5:26pm CST | by , in Latest Celebrity News


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Hamilton Stays Golden with "The Hamilton Mixtape"
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The Hamilton Mixtape is an all-star compilation of the latest and greatest in music, including Alicia Keys, Nas, Chance the Rapper, Usher, and Busta Rhymes. They collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda to remix and rewrite some of the songs from his revolutionary musical Hamilton.

It seems like people aren't tiring of the musical, as the mixtape debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 187,000 copies.

This out peaks the Broadway cast recording, which has only gone as high as #3 on the chart, though it has sold many, many copies. Still, the recording had been in the top 10 since the Tony Awards, and it is the fifth highest selling album of 2016. This is the first week it fell out of the list, according to Rolling Stone.

Coming in at #4 is the first album from The Rolling Stones in 11 years. Blue & Lonesome sold 123,000 total copies, 120,000 of which were traditional album sales. It nearly matches their last effort from 2005.

There were also debuts from Childish Gambino, Grace VanderWaal, and Kane Brown.

The Weeknd slipped to #2 in the wake of Hamilton, though it did sell another 151,000 total copies. Pentatonix slipped to #3.with their third Christmas album while their second Christmas album went to #8. Bruno Mars' 24K Magic and the Moana soundtrack (mainly written by Lin-Manuel Miranda as well) round out the top 10.

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