Obama Debuts on Billboard R&B Chart

'Hamilton' remix will benefit charity
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2019 6:59 AM CST

He's the former leader of the free world, and now a chart-climbing R&B hit-maker. Former President Obama gets a credit on "One Last Time (44 Remix)," a gospel-inspired remix of a song from Hamilton, which debuts at the No. 22 spot on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart with 307,000 on-demand US streams and 9,000 downloads in the week ending Dec. 27. Released by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Dec. 22, the song featuring original Hamilton cast member Christopher Jackson, gospel musician BeBe Winans, and Obama—who begins George Washington's farewell address around the 1:40 mark—is part of a series of "Hamildrops" benefiting multiple nonprofits, per the Hollywood Reporter. (Obama also helped Miranda with a rap.)

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