Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has appeared on Billboard’s charts, after featuring in Brad Paisley‘s new single ‘Same Here.’
Paisley’s ‘Same Here’ has entered the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart (dated March 11) at Number 7 with 5,000 downloads sold between February 24 to March 2.
The track, Paisley’s co-written first release on Universal Music Group Nashville’s EMI Nashville Records, also begins on Country Digital Song Sales at No. 3, according to Billboard.
Featuring a spoken section from the Ukrainian leader, the song benefits United24, a charitable program to restore Ukrainian homes destroyed during the ongoing Russian invasion (which began February 24, 2022, a year to the day before the song’s release).
“The label was so great about it, realizing this isn’t going to be the feel-good hit of the year and this isn’t going to be something that’s going to work long-term at radio, not going to research,” Paisley told Billboard, noting that there will not be a radio edit without Zelensky.Follow us on social media