Watch President Obama Sing “Hotline Bling”
There's no doubting that Drake's "Hotline Bling" was one of the biggest songs of the year, with parodies and meme's flooding the internet month after month. Now, a new video is out that features the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama, singing Drake's tune. Ok, so he doesn't actually sing it, he's masterfully edited together so that he recites it, but to add to the effect, Obama's face is superimposed over Drake's so that he stars in the "Hotline Bling" video as well.
As year end lists start to trickle out, "Hotline Bling" is at the top for many. While the original track came out this summer, it continues to gain new life as rumors of an Adele remix circulate and news emerges as it relates to the song's lack of Grammy recognition. While Drake earned a nod for his Meek Mill diss "Back to Back," his bigger smash was overlooked. In an interview with Complex, Bill Freimuth, Head of Awards for the ceremony, attributed the omission to the slow build that "Hotline Bling" had.
"'Hotline Bling' was never entered into our process by the label," Freimuth said. "That song came out, and it took a long time for it to build into the hit that it became. I think our members just didn’t foresee the incredible success that that song has had, and they focused instead on his other work. Any one of our members can enter anything so long as it’s eligible, and 'Hotline Bling' was certainly eligible."
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