Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart

The benefit single, which features a collective of “Artists For Puerto Rico,” takes #1 on iTunes.

Lin-Manuel Miranda | Kowalchyk/CBS

To support the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund, Lin-Manuel Miranda and a collective of artists (identified as “Artists For Puerto Rico”) joined forces for “Almost Like Praying.”

The song debuted on the US iTunes store at 12:01AM ET Friday.

By later Friday morning, it was up to #1 on the all-genre sales chart.

It holds that position as of press time at 10:05AM ET.

To get to #1, it had to overtake another benefit single — Maren Morris’ “Dear Hate (featuring Vince Gill).” That song, which is benefiting the Music City Cares Fund, is now #2 on the chart.

Vocalists on “Almost Like Praying” include Miranda, Marc Anthony, Rubén Blades, Pedro Capó, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, Ana Villafañe and Camila Cabello.

Written by Brian Cantor

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