Billboard Names “Hamilton” Second Best Album of the Year

Kyle Hurt, Staff Member

Billboard magazine has chosen the original cast album of Hamilton as the #2 album of 2015, just behind Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” and several notches ahead of current best seller.

The magazine wrote, “A Broadway cast album featuring diverse hip-hop, R&B, rap, and Broadway pop numbers about the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton? Safe to say few people expected it to work. But work—or, to borrow the parlance of the show, werk—it does, even without the benefit of watching the performance. Because Hamilton is sung/rapped-through, essentially the entire show is on the two-disc album, allowing fans to fully experience the breadth of the immersive and cohesive music by creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda.”

The cast album is also nominated for a Grammy this year in the Best Musical Theatre Album along with “Fun Home” and “Something Rotten!”. These are just more reasons why “Hamilton” is the front-runner for Best Musical at the 2016 Tony Awards.

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