Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Looks like we all fell for The Hamilton Mixtape, because it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 187,000 in sales plus streaming (169,000 were in traditional album sales). The compilation, inspired by Hamilton: An American Musical, consists of covers from Sia, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Andra Day, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.
Numbers jargon from Billboard:
The Hamilton Mixtape logs the largest sales week for a compilation album since 2012, when the GOOD Music Cruel Summer album debuted with 205,000 copies sold. The Hamilton Mixtape is also the first compilation to be No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in over two years, since Now 50 led for one week on the list dated May 24, 2014. Further, The Hamilton Mixtape is the first No. 1 compilation that isn’t a Now-branded album since the all-star live charity set, Hope for Haiti Now, spend one week at No. 1 on Feb. 6, 2010.
The Weeknd's Starboy slips a spot to No. 2 with 151,000 in sales. Rounding out the top three include Pentatonix's A Pentatonix Christmas at No. 3, The Rolling Stones' Blue & Lonesome at No. 4 and Childish Gambino's Awaken, My Love! at No. 5.
The Billboard 200 Top 10:
1. The Hamilton Mixtape 187,000 (169,000)
2. The Weeknd - Starboy 151,000
3. Pentatonix - A Pentatonix Christmas 128,000
4. The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome 123,000 (120,000)
5. Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! 101,000 (72,000)
6. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic 58,000
7. Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 53,000
8. Pentatonix - That's Christmas To Me 53,000
9. Grace VanderWaal - Perfectly Imperfect 52,000 (47,000)
10. Kane Brown - Kane Brown 51,000 (45,000)
The Hot 100:
Meanwhile, Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," featuring Gucci Mane, tops the Hot 100 for a fifth week, blocking The Weekend's album title track from taking No. 1 ("Starboy" has peaked and remained at No. 2 for seven weeks).
Also worth noting: Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello's "Bad Things" makes its Top 10 debut at No. 10.
Plus, Rihanna scores her 40th Top 20 hit with "Love On The Brain," making her just the sixth act to have made 40 visits to the Hot 100's top 20.
Most Top 20 Hot 100 Hits:
48, Elvis Presley
42, Lil Wayne
42, The Beatles
40, Elton John
36, Stevie Wonder
35, Taylor Swift
33, Mariah Carey
33, Michael Jackson
32, Jay Z
30, The Rolling Stones