'The Hamilton Mixtape' Featuring The Roots, Nas & More Opens At #1 On Album Chart
(AllHipHop News) The Broadway play Hamilton: An American Musical has been a cultural phenomenon.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's creation won a Grammy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and 11 Tony Awards.
The success of the Hip Hop musical led to several artists contributing to the compilation The Hamilton Mixtape.
According to Billboard, The Hamilton Mixtape earned 187,000 equivalent album units (169,000 traditional albums) in its first week of sales.
That total is enough to put the project in the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
Among the acts to add their talents to the mixtape include The Roots, Nas, Chance The Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ashanti, and Ja Rule.
The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton also spent time on the album chart and peaked at #3.
The cast album has sold 876,000 copies, making it is currently the fifth-biggest-selling album of 2016.
Stream The Hamilton Mixtape below.