The "Hamilton" creator and star earns his first top 40 Hot 100 hit.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's new charity single "Almost Like Praying," featuring Artists for Puerto Rico, blasts in at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart dated Oct. 28, with 111,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending Oct. 13, according to Nielsen Music.
"I'm filled with gratitude," Miranda tells Billboard. "The generosity of the American people sends a clear message to our fellow citizens and the 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico: we have not forgotten about you, we will never forget you and we will continue to be here for you."
The sales sum drives the song's debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 28) at No. 20, marking Miranda's first top 40 hit on the ranking. The track also drew 5.2 million first-week U.S. streams.