Friday, June 21, 2024

“Hamilton” CD Soars Back to Number 1 on iTunes, Sells More Copies Over Weekend than It Did Last Week


“Hamilton” is on Disney Plus so we’re never going to know how well it’s doing, or did on its first weekend of streaming.

But we do know what’s happening with the CD, which should be some indication.

On Friday and Saturday, the “Hamilton” soundtrack sold over 20,000 copies. Sunday should have added another 10,000.

That’s more copies than it sold in all of last week leading up the DisneyPlus release. Last week, “Hamilton” sold 24,000 copies.

The highest selling Broadway score of all time, “Hamilton” has already sold 350,000 copies since January 1st and at least 3.4 million since its release in 2016. Kudos to Pete Ganbarg and Atlantic Records for snatching up the rights the minute they saw it!

Also on the iTunes chart is the “Hamilton Mix Tape,” on Sony Music, at number 11.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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