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'Hamilton' Soundtrack Streamed Nearly Half a Billion Times This Year, Spotify Says

Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx each ranked as top 10 U.S. cities for 'Hamilton' listening

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    'Hamilton' Soundtrack Streamed Nearly Half a Billion Times This Year, Spotify Says
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    What to Know

    • Spotify says the original cast recording of the "Hamilton" soundtrack is on pace to break half a billion streams in 2016

    • The soundtrack's most-streamed song is "Alexander Hamilton" with over 23 million streams

    • Manhattan is the U.S. city where the soundtrack is streamed the most

    "Hamilton" fans can't say no to the hit show's original cast recording soundtrack — it's been streamed nearly half a billion times this year, Spotify says.

    The music streaming service found that 20 of the double-disc soundtrack's 46 songs have been streamed at least 10 million times. Its most popular track, the musical's namesake "Alexander Hamilton", has been streamed over 23 million times.

    Fever for Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash shows no signs of stopping. Stateside streams of the album spiked 69 percent the day after the cast's performance during the 2016 Grammys on Feb. 15.

    Album streams increased another 80 percent following the show's 2016 Tony's sweep on June 12, the streaming service says.

    New Yorkers love the soundtrack more than anyone else in the country: Manhattan ranked as the city with the most "Hamilton" listens. Brooklyn and the Bronx also made the list of top ten U.S. cities for "Hamilton" listening.

    "Hamilton" rakes in roughly $1.9 million a week in ticket sales and an estimated $600,000 a week in profit, the New York Times reports.

    The top 10 cities in the country for "Hamilton" listening are:

    1. Manhattan

    2. Brooklyn

    3. Chicago

    4. Los Angeles

    5. Washington

    6. Houston

    7. San Francisco

    8. Bronx

    9. Seattle

    10. Philadelphia

     

    The Top 10 "Hamilton" tracks are:

    1. "Alexander Hamilton" (over 23 million streams)

    2. "My Shot" (over19 million streams)

    3. "The Schuyler Sisters" (over 17 million streams)

    4. "Satisfied" (over 17 million streams)

    5. "Aaron Burr, Sir" (over 16 million streams)

    6. "Wait For It" (over 16 million streams)

    7. "You'll Be Back" (over 16 million streams)

    8. "Helpless" (over 15 million streams)

    9. "Guns and Ships" (over 15 million streams)

    10. "Right-Hand Man" (over 13 million streams)

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