Barack Obama Nabs His First Billboard-Charting Song

Barack Obama has accomplished many great things in his life, including becoming the first black president of the United States and signing a huge book deal. The former POTUS has recently added a new milestone to his long list of accomplishment after a gospel remix of “Hamilton” hit “One Last Time (44 Remix)”, which featured him, debuted on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart this week.
Also featuring Broadway star Christopher Jackson and gospel singer Bebe Winans, the song arrived on the chart at No. 22. It racked up 307,000 on-demand U.S. streams and 9,000 downloads in the week ending December 27, according to Nielsen Music. Charting between the single were Queen Naija’s “Butterflies” and John Legend’s Esperanza Spalding-assisted “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.
“One Last Time (44 Remix)” also debuted on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart at No. 15, right in between a pair of tracks from the late XXXTentacion.

While the song marks Obama’s first-charting single, he is already a two-time Grammy winner. The politician took home the Best Spoken Word trophy in both 2006 and 2008 for the audio versions of his books “Dreams from my Father” and “The Audacity of Hope” respectively.

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