The Tony Awards spark early sales spikes on the charts -- and a new No. 1 on Cast Albums

As Queens of the Stone Age claim their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, the annual Tony Awards shine a light on cast recordings.

The Tonys, broadcast June 9 on CBS, help spur an immediate impact for some of this year's biggest musical cast albums. As this issue's charts reflect the Nielsen SoundScan tracking week that ended on the night of the telecast, there should also be additional impact from the Tonys on next week's charts.

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