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Barack Obama Lands Spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs Chart

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Warsaw, Poland, 9 July 2016. A statements of president of USA Barack Obama in National Stadium in Warsaw Poland during the NATO summit on th 9th of July 2016. (Photo Credit: dominika zarzycka /

Is there anything the Obamas can’t do?

Just weeks after his wife, Michelle, achieved record-breaking sales for her memoir, Becoming, former President Barack Obama has found himself on the Billboard charts.

CNN reports 44 made his debut on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with “One Last Time (44 Remix).” The track, which recreates a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton, features Barack, Christopher Jackson and BeBe Winans, debuting at  No. 22.

The former president recently shared his favorite 2018 music selections via Facebook, including several Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz and Soul releases from the past 12 months. Check out the full list below.

“Apesh*t” by The Carters
“Bad Bad News” by Leon Bridges
“Could’ve Been” by H.E.R. (feat. Bryson Tiller)
“Disco Yes” by Tom Misch (feat. Poppy Ajudha)
“Ekombe” by Jupiter & Okwess
“Every Time I Hear That Song” by Brandi Carlile
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” by Ashley McBryde
“Historia De Un Amor” by Tonina (feat. Javier Limón and Tali Rubinstein)
“I Like It by Cardi B” (feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin)
“Kevin’s Heart” by J. Cole
“King For A Day” by Anderson East
“Love Lies” by Khalid & Normani
“Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monáe
“Mary Don’t You Weep (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)” by Prince
“My Own Thing” by Chance the Rapper (feat. Joey Purp)
“Need a Little Time” by Courtney Barnett
“Nina Cried Power” by Hozier (feat. Mavis Staples)
“Nterini” by Fatoumata Diawara
“One Trick Ponies” by Kurt Vile
“Turnin’ Me Up” by BJ the Chicago Kid
“Wait by the River” by Lord Huron
“Wow Freestyle” by Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
The Great American Songbook by Nancy Wilson.

Read his full post below to discover Barack’s favorite books and films of 2018.


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