LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA UNVEILS NEW VISUAL FOR “IMMIGRANTS (WE GET THE JOB DONE)” FROM “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE”
Hamilton Uptown/Atlantic Records has announced today’s release of an official companion visual to “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” directed by Tomás Whitmore and executive produced by Robert Rodriguez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, performed by K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, & Residente of Calle 13, and featured on the groundbreaking #1 album, “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE.” The visual was introduced this morning by HAMILTON’s Pulitzer Prize, Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winning creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on NBC’s TODAY. The “Immigrants” video is streaming now via http://www.today.com and the official HAMILTON YouTube channel above.
The “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” visual arrives in time for an exclusive sweepstakes presented in association with Prizeo.com. Fans can enter the contest for as little as $10; with all proceeds benefiting the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition, an alliance of immigration-focused non-profits throughout the US assembled by The Hispanic Federation. One grand prize winner will be flown and housed with a guest for the long awaited Los Angeles opening of HAMILTON, the star-studded after party, and meet and greet with Miranda. For complete details, please see www.prizeo.com/Hamilton.
In addition, Miranda – with help from Stephen and Ayesha Curry – has also unveiled the #Ham4All Challenge, inviting fans, fellow artists, athletes, and other luminaries to support and raise funds for the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition by making a donation and singing their favorite song from HAMILTON and then challenging others to do the same. Entrants can then share their video across social media tagging #Ham4All, http://www.prizeo.com/Hamilton, and the subject of the challenge.
Miranda will continue to support the “Immigrants” visual as well as the Prizeo campaign and #Ham4All Challenge with a much-anticipated appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, set for Thursday, June 29th (check local listings). As if all that weren’t enough, “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” also kicks off a special “Rise Up Eyes Up Wise Up” playlist created by Miranda and featured on the official HAMILTON Spotify.
“THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” made a groundbreaking debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release last year, entering the overall chart at #1 with 187,000 total album equivalent units – the greatest sales week for any compilation since 2012 and the first compilation to hit #1 since 2014. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” is available in stores and at all DSPs here.
Executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Kallman, Riggs Morales, and The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” was an immediate sensation, rocketing to #1 on the iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart on its first day in release. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” sees songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical covered and remixed by a remarkable cast of contemporary artists. Superstars contributing to the one of its kind collection include Sia, Usher, Common, Alicia Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, The Roots, Regina Spektor, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Miguel, Ben Folds, Queen Latifah, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, and Jimmy Fallon. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” further includes two previously unreleased HAMILTON demos, “Valley Forge” and “Cabinet Battle 3.”
“THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” – which has received a wide array of praise from publications including Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Complex, to name a few – was also heralded by a series of high profile television performances, with Kelly Clarkson offering an emotional rendition of “It’s Quiet Uptown” on NBC’s TODAY and The Roots teaming with Busta Rhymes and Joel Ortiz for an anthemic “My Shot” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The winner of the 2016 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Musical Theatre Album,” “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING),” is available now in stores, DSPs, and streaming services. The 3x RIAA platinum certified album made a stunning arrival on the Billboard charts upon its initial digital release, coming in at #1 on the “Top Broadway Albums” chart, #3 on the “Top Rap Albums” chart, and #9 on the “Top Current Albums” chart. This impressive debut stands as the biggest first week sales for a digital cast recording and the second biggest first week sales ever for any cast recording, behind only “RENT” in the Nielsen SoundScan era. What’s more, “HAMILTON” debuted at #12 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 based on strong album sales, track sales and over 2.1 million streams across all digital service providers. The cast recording’s success was exclaimed as “an eye-popping debut” by Billboard, noting other achievements including the “Largest Debut Sales Week for a Digital Cast Album” and “Highest Charting Cast Album Since 2011.”
The best-selling cast album of 2015, “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” continued to make chart history in the weeks and months following its arrival. The album eventually ascended to the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” – the first and only cast recording to ever reach the chart’s pole position. Fueled by HAMILTON’s triumphant night at the 70th Annual Tony Awards, “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” climbed to #3 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200, marking its first week in the top 10, the highest charting cast recording in five years, and one of only three cast recordings to ever reach the top 10 in the last half century. To date, “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” stands the 10th best-selling cast recording of the Nielsen SoundScan era.
Produced by Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, founding members of the GRAMMY®-winning hip-hop band, The Roots, “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” marks the first album to be mixed and mastered at the legendary Atlantic Records Studio in New York City.