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Barack Obama becomes first American President to top Billboard Hot 100 chart

The White House certainly has never quite seen a funky first couple like the Obamas. Days after First Lady, Michelle Obama went viral with rap video reiterating the need for children in the US to strive for a college education after high school, President Barack Obama his making some music history of his own too. 

President Obama made Billboard chart history as the first-ever American president (or for that matter any kind of president), to make it onto Nielsen SoundScan’s ‘Hot 100’. Obama’s ‘Hotling Bling’ cover jumped into the Charts after recording a whopping 500 million downloads in one week.

A comedic video involving the commander in chief take on Drake‘s chart-topping hit single, “Hotline Bling” went viral spearheading the amazing downloads for the song. The song, a product of the clever folks from Baracksdubs, cobbled together soundbites from President Obama’s many speeches to covert him singing Drake’s lyrics. It’s absolutely hilarious to watch.


Obama speaking on his new feat told Billboards.Com that he hopes America would remember him well when he leaves office in 2016.

“I didn’t think I had it in me to top the Billboard charts but after seeing Michelle’s rap video, I knew i had to up my game POTUS Style. Im glad I did it and I hope America will love me for it. I can now die happy…first black president, and now first president to top the Billboard…what next, and Oscar? Don’t be surprised to see me on the screens , I may soon get that kiss from Halle Berry.”

Michelle Obama released her first-ever rap music video in collaboration with ”Saturday Night Live” star, Jay Pharoah titled ‘Go To College.’ The video was released in conjunction with Michelle Obama’s “Better Make Room” campaign, aimed at encouraging students aged 14 to 19 to go to college.


Written by How Africa

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