The “Hamilton” CD, the score to the hit Broadway show, was released on September 25, 2015. It was a hit right away, and stayed at the top of the charts for a couple of years. It was certified six times multiplatinum by the RIAA on April 4, 2019, making it the best-selling cast recording of all time
This morning, “Hamilton” is back at the top of the iTunes charts, and it’s probably going to be there for most of the summer. The reason? We are two days away from “Hamilton” streaming on DisneyPlus. I raved about the film version a couple of days ago. And everyone who’s seen it has loved it.
Indeed, “Hamilton” currently has a 100 on Rotten Tomatoes with 50 reviews. (I can’t wait to see who tries to knock it off that perch. There’s always someone.)
Disney paid $75 million for the rights to “Hamilton,” which seemed like a lot of money when they announced it. But actually, it was probably a bargain. When “Hamilton” hits DisneyPlus on Friday they’ll be lucky if the service doesn’t crash from demand. And there is a very good chance “Hamilton” will score Oscar nominations galore next year in every category it won at the Tony Awards and more. The movie is that good. I hope it gets to play in theaters sometime soon!