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Barack Obama Makes Billboard Chart Debut

The former president seems on ‘Hamilton’s’ “One Last Time” remix.

Former president Barack Obama made his debut on the Billboard charts this week, touchdown at No. 22 on the Jan. 5-dated Hot R&B Songs chart with "One Last Time (44 Remix)."

Creator of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda launched the observe, which is a gospel-inspired remix of a music from the present, on Dec. 20. The launch was a part of a collection of "Hamildrops" which can be aimed to boost cash for a number of totally different nonprofits.

The chart look comes after Hamilton co-creators Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire obtained a particular honor for groundbreaking work on the Kennedy Center Honors in early December. 

The observe — whose identify is a throwback to Obama, the 44th president — options authentic Hamilton solid member Christopher Jackson, gospel musician BeBe Winans and, after all, the previous politician, who delivers George Washington's farewell handle. Jackson performed Washington within the authentic run of the musical. 

This is the primary look on the charts for Obama. This week's hottest present Hot R&B songs are ranked by radio airplay viewers impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, gross sales information as compiled by Nielsen Music SoundScan and streaming exercise information from on-line music sources tracked by Nielsen Music.

An instantaneous pop-culture behemoth, Hamilton nabbed a report 16 Tony nominations and 11 wins in 2016. The musical is a tackle the lifetime of American founding father Alexander Hamilton.

This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.


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