LAS VEGAS, NV — (08-05-19) — Gay rapper Lil Nas has shattered BillBoard Record history with his No.1 single “Old Town Road”. The single has held the No.1 spot as of August 5, 2019, for 17 consecutive weeks.
Lil Nas X is riding high on his horse right into the history books with “Old Town Road,” breaking the record for the longest-running streak at the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The genre-defying summer smash hit song and music video which has generated over 252.5 million views as of August 5, 2019, has dominated the BillBoard Hot 100 chart for its 17 consecutive week, surpassing previous record-holders “Despacito” by Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, and Justin Bieber. Not to mention Boyz II Men’s classic 1995 hit “One Sweet Day”, and Mariah Carey, both topped out at 16 weeks.
A true feather in Lil Nas cowboy hat!
The 20-year-old rapper has made music history with his country-trap smash single
After he officially broke the record, Lil Nas X posted a simple message: “YEEE TF HAWWW.”
YEEE TF HAWWW ?⚡️
— nope (@LilNasX) July 29, 2019
Lil Nas wrote on Twitter last week, “what we doing to celebrate the billboard record when we break it y’all.” The young 20 year-old rapper also thanked anyone who streamed ‘Old Town Road’ since its release.
Watch the record breaking ‘Old Town Road’ MV by Lil Nas X’s below:
Artist: Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X: Official Website
Directed by: Calmatic
Director of Photography: Ryan Marie Helfant
Lead Horse Wrangler: Scott Perez
Production Designer: Christian Zollenkopf
Sound Mix Recording: Matt Yocum
Record Label: Columbia Records
Run time: 2 Minutes 52 Seconds
Release date: May 17, 2019
Copyright © 2019 Columbia Records
Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
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