Hamilton Mixtape Tops the Billboard Charts

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Hamilton Mixtape
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A quality control specialist in the fashion industry for more than a decade, Asha Pabla enjoys modern plays and musicals, including the critically acclaimed Hamilton. In her spare time, Asha Pabla enjoys visiting the Lincoln Center, where Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda first performed songs from the Hamilton album that would eventually comprise the Broadway musical.

The success of the Grammy-winning Hamilton album and the musical, which won 11 Tony awards, spawned the release of The Hamilton Mixtape. Featuring a kaleidoscope of popular artists, The Hamilton Mixtape debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending December 8, 2016, with 187,000 traditional album sales and streaming downloads. It was the first compilation album to debut at number one since Now 50 did so in May of 2014. The first Hamilton album, which featured the original cast of the Broadway play, peaked at number three on the Billboard chart.

Artists appearing on The Hamilton Mixtape include Common, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Sia, Kelly Clarkson, and K’nann, among others. A second volume is already in the works.