Former US president, Barack Obama has made his debut on musical charts at number 22 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart this week. The former president lands on the ranking that lasts till January 5 with a song called “One Last Time (44 Remix),” reports The Hollywood Reporter. The track, whose title is a throwback to Obama, the 44th president, features the original cast of a Broadway musical, Hamilton, Christopher Jackson, gospel musician BeBe Winans, and of course, the former president, who delivers George Washington’s farewell address. The song starts with 307,000 on-demand US streams and 9,000 downloads sold in the week ending December 27, according to Nielsen Music.
Creator of the Broadway hit musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda released the track, which is a gospel-inspired remix of a song from the show, on December 20. The release was part of a series of “Hamildrops” that are aimed to raise money for several different nonprofits.
An instant pop-culture behemoth, Hamilton nabbed a record 16 Tony nominations and 11 wins in 2016. The musical is a take on the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. Photo Credit:Getty