The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical has reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart in the U.S., which now makes it the highest-charting cast album since 1969. The album had previously peaked at No. 3 back on July 2nd, 2016 following its historic nominations and wins at the 2016 Tony Awards.
According to Billboard, the cast soundtrack of the popular American history-based musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda rose from No. 14 to No. 2 over the past two weeks since it arrived onto Disney+ earlier this month. The report recalls the last time a cast recording reached the top of the industry-leading chart was when the original cast album for Hair spent 13 weeks at No. 1 in 1969.
This week also marks Hamilton‘s 250th week on the Billboard 200 chart, where the soundtrack has been since the album debuted at No. 12 back on October 17th, 2015. This achievement also marks the longest run by any cast album since the original London cast recording of The Phantom of the Opera which has logged 331 weeks on the chart from 1990-1996. Additionally, the 102,000 equivalent album units earned lask week marks the strongest week of sales for a cast recording since Billboard and Nielsen Music/MRC Data began tracking albums in terms of units in December 2014.
The report also details Hamilton has sold 1.97 million copies in the United States alone.
Scroll down to watch the trailer for the musical film now available to stream on Disney+.
Hamilton [Official Trailer]
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