Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart


Lin-Manuel Miranda's charity song Almost Like Praying, features vocals from Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's charity song Almost Like Praying, features vocals from Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Miranda's Almost Like Praying debuted at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, which measures online single sales, with 111,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

All proceeds from the single, which includes vocals from Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, will go towards relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria killed at least 43 people last month.

On the Billboard 200 chart, Perception, the latest album from NF, sold 55,000 album units comprising album and song sales and streaming activity.

Rocker Tom Petty's Greatest Hits album with his band The Heartbreakers held steady at No. 2 with 47,000 copies sold two weeks after the singer died at 66.

Other new entries include rapper Lil Pump's self-titled album at No. 3 and rocker Marilyn Manson's Heaven Upside Down at No. 8.