The Rolling Stones only managed No. 4 on the Billboard chart
for the release of "Blue & Lonesome," their first studio album
"The Hamilton Mixtape," which features songs from the Tony
award-winning historical musical sung by artists such as Kelly
Clarkson, John Legend and Alicia Keys, sold 187,000 album units
according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan for the week ending
"How Far I'll Go," the song Miranda composed for
Disney'sanimated film "Moana," landed a Golden Globe nomination
in the best original song category on Monday. It was the first
such nomination for Miranda, who is an Oscar short of achieving
the coveted 'EGOT' - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
Miranda's "Hamilton Mixtape" knocks off last week's
chart-topper, Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd's "Starboy," which
dropped to No. 2 with 151,000 albums sold.
The "Moana" soundtrack, featuring all of Miranda's compositions
for the film, dropped two spots to No. 7 this week.
The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales,
song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity
(1,500 streams equal one album).
Other new entries in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart
include veteran rockers Rolling Stones at No. 4 with "Blue &
Lonesome" and hip hop artist Childish Gambino (the alter-ego of
actor Donald Glover) at No. 5 with "Awaken My Love."
Glover also scored two Golden Globe nominations for his FX TV
"America's Got Talent" winner Grace VanderWaal debuted at No. 9
with her "Perfectly Imperfect" EP record, while country music
artist Kane Brown entered the chart at No. 10 with his
self-titled new album.
On the Digital Songs chart, with measures online song sales, hip
hop duo Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" held onto the top spot
with another 70,000 copies sold.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Tom Brown)
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