Barack Obama debuts on Billboard Hot R&B Chart

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Barack Obama has debuted on Billboard Hot R&B chart. The former president made the chart with his performance, alongside Christopher Jackson and BeBe Winans.

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According to Billboard Hot R&B charts, the former 44th President earned a spot at #22 for his appearance on a track from the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” called “One Last Time.”

The track had the former president, Obama recites a passage from George Washington’s 1796 farewell address. Over 9,000 downloads and had 307,000 online streams in the first week following its Dec. 20 release, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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In addition to Obama, the 4-minute track features Christopher Jackson and BeBe Winans; Obama appears at the end of the song, delivering George Washington’s farewell address.

The gospel track was released December 20, 2018 by the Broadway musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the accompany of a series of “Hamildrops–” songs intended to raise money for various nonprofits.

Obama previously appeared on two now-defunct Billboard charts. A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama hit No. 6 on the TV DVD Sales tally in March 2009, while a song, “Pop Off,” by JX Cannon featuring Obama, reached No. 10 on Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists in December 2015.

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.

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