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HAMILTON Cast Recording to Make History with No. 12 Debut on Billboard 200

Just like the founding father it's based on, the HAMILTON Original Cast Recording is beating the odds, climbing the charts and breaking the mold.

Billboard reports that the album is set to debut at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart (as of October 17), which is the highest premiere for a cast recording since 1963.

Not only that, but HAMILTON will debut at No. 1 on the Cast Albums chart, No. 3 on Rap Albums, No. 5 on Digital Albums and No. 9 in Top Album Sales.

HAMILTON is also only the sixth cast album to make the Top 20 in the last 50 years, alongside IF/THEN, THE BOOK OF MORMON, RENT, DREAMGIRLS and HAIR.

Atlantic Records released "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)," the musical companion to the critically acclaimed Broadway show, Hamilton, on September 25. The production opened on Broadway on August 6, 2015.

The new musical Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton."

The cast of Hamilton is comprised of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette,Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Jonathan Groff (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, PhilipHamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

HAMILTON is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.

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