The project, which features artists like Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, The Roots, Sia, and Wiz Khalifa covering songs from the hit production, sold 187,000 units to land at number one with the biggest sales week for a compilation album since the 2012 release of Kanye West's Cruel Summer, which included songs by musicians on his G.O.O.D. Music label.

The Hamilton Mixtape, curated by show creator and former star Lin-Manuel Miranda, is also the first compilation to open at the top in two years.

The album's success comes five months after the original Hamilton soundtrack peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 countdown following the musical's big wins at the Tony Awards.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd slips to two with Starboy, ahead of Pentatonix's festive album A Pentatonix Christmas in third place.

The Rolling Stones' Blue & Lonesome is new at four, with rapper/singer Childish Gambino entering the chart at five with Awaken, My Love!.