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Barack Obama Makes Billboard Chart Debut With ‘Hamilton’ Collaboration



Barack Obama Makes Billboard Chart Debut With ‘Hamilton’ Collaboration

Former President Barack Obama has made his debut on the Billboard chart this week with his “Hamilton” collaboration “One Last Time (44 Remix).”

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The 44th President debut on Billboard’s R&B charts with the “Hamilton” musical-inspired track. The song entered the R&B chart at No. 22, and features “Hamilton” original cast member Christopher Jackson, gospel singer BeBe Winans and former President Obama, who delivers President George Washington’s farewell address.

“Hamilton” creator, Lin Manuel Miranda, released the record just before the holidays last month as a gospel-inspired remix of a song from the original onstage play. The song has gone on to garner 307,000 streams in the U.S. and 9,000 downloads sold in its first week, according to Billboard.

The appearance is Obama’s third entry on a Billboard chart but first on the R&B charts. The Broadway hit “Hamilton,” has earned 16 Tony nominations and 11 wins in 2016, Fox News reports.

Obama recently released his Best of 2018 list which included nods to his wife Michelle’s best-selling memoir “Becoming, as well as the hit Marvel film “Black Panther”, and rap superstar Cardi B.

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