Barack Obama Makes Billboard Hot R&B Debut
The former President was featured on a "Hamilton" remix.
New in the No. 22 spot on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs charts is… former President Barack Obama?
Yes, the 44th President of the United States made his Billboard debut this week alongside Christopher Jackson and gospel singer BeBe Winans, HuffPost reported. The trio collaborated on the remixed version of the Hamilton hit “One Last Time.”
Obama recites a passage from George Washington’s 1796 farewell address on the track — which sold over 9,000 downloads and was streamed more than 307,000 times in the first week of its Dec. 20 release.
The Obama-featuring song is the latest from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s #Hamildrop series, for which he has recruited stars to remix tracks from his hit Broadway musical to raise money for charity.
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