More than 100,000 downloads should spark the 'Hamilton' star's first top 40 Hot 100 hit.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's new charity single "Almost Like Praying," featuring Artists for Puerto Rico, should soar in at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart dated Oct. 28, with more than 100,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending Oct. 13, based on preliminary data.
Such a strong total should drive the song's debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 28) in the top 40, and perhaps top 25. Highlights of next week's Hot 100, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music, will post on Billboard.com Monday (Oct. 16), with all charts updating Oct. 17.
Miranda is also in line for his first top 40 hit on the Hot 100 with "Almost." He previously reached the chart with two titles in 2016: "Love Make the World Go Round," with Jennifer Lopez (No. 72), and "We Know the Way," with Opetaia Foa'i (No. 93), the latter song from the Disney movie Moana. The tracks reached Nos. 9 and 38, respectively, on Digital Song Sales.