‘Hamilton’ Broadway Album Tops Billboard Rap Chart
Somewhere, Lin-Manuel is screaming “Look, mama, we made it!” And for more reasons than one. The 46-track cast LP of the new, hip-hop based musical Hamilton is sky-rocketing to No. 1 on the Billboard chart of rap albums, a feat unprecedented in the world of Broadway scores.
You have made the @HamiltonMusical OBC the #1 album on the Billboard RAP CHARTS this week. Unbelievable. Thank you. You are the best.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 16, 2015
Billboard lists Hamilton at No. 1 for the week of Nov. 28. Hip-hop hooray! Una mezcla de rap and musical theatre, the album was released digitally Sept. 25 and physically Oct. 16.
In Hamilton, Tony Award-winning playwright and In the Heights star/creator Lin-Manuel Miranda explores the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and incorporates historical figures such as George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.