The hot musical's cast recording earns a historic chart debut with the second-largest first-week sales for a cast album in the Nielsen era.

Broadway's Hamilton is making noise both on and off the stage. One of the buzziest musicals in years, the hip-hop-heavy look at Alexander Hamilton storms the charts as the cast ­recording debuts at No. 1 on Cast Albums, No. 3 on Rap Albums and No. 9 on Top Album Sales. The set also lands at No. 12 on the Billboard 200.

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