Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Breaks Billboard Record For Most Weeks At No. 1
Congratulations to rapper Lil Nas X! The 20-year-old’s number one smash ‘Old Town Road,’ has broken the record for most consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, on Monday.
In celebration of his huge accomplishment, Lil Nas X (real name Montero Hill) posted a video thanking everyone for their support. He says
“I’m on the toilet right now but I want to say thank you to every single person who has made this moment possible for me. We just broke the record for the longest running number one of all time. Let’s go! “
He also reflected on his journey with a long reflective post with a series of photos and videos. He begins,
“Last year in October, as a struggling artist starting to lose faith in what I could be, I went looking for beats on YouTube. I remember clicking on so many generic-sounding beats trying to find the right one for me. When suddenly I came across a country-trap sounding masterpiece.”
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last year in october ? , as a struggling artist ?????starting to lose faith in what i could be, i went looking for beats on youtube????. i remember clicking on so many generic sounding beats??trying to find the right one for me?. when suddenly i came across a country-trap ?????sounding masterpiece?. i immediately knew i would make something special out of it????! my sister?? told me i had little time left ?before i had to leave her house ? after being there for months? promoting my music? online ??and not helping????? her out much. i was so upset ?! i used it as motivation for the song?! i jokingly/seriously saw myself as a loner ????? cowboy? needing to ??run away from it all?! I went out ?? on my sister’s back porch ? and listened to the beat ?OVER ?& OVER ?& OVER?!! then it came to me?!! in my best singing voice? i sung? “YEAHHH IM GONNA TAKE MY HORSE? TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD ? IM GONNA RIDEEEE TIL I CANT NO MORE ??” I LOVED IT ALREADY! i started to work on it???? ??EVERY SINGLE DAY??. it needed to be funny?, it needed to be catchy??, it needed to be hip hop ??, it needed to be country??, & it needed to be short??!! by the time i was finished ? setting it up ????? i was out of my sister’s crib? and at my brothers ???? place. on ???december 2??nd i went into the studio ??? & recorded OLD TOWN ROAD??? & put it out the exact same ?day!! did i know it would become the longest running number 1?? song of all time? ?NO! ?? but i am so thankful?? that this blessing ? has been placed upon me?. this song has changed my life??? and the way i see the world??around me????? in less than a year?. thank you to every single person?? who has been apart of this journey?. as i said? before, it’s just the beginning! ?????
He reflects on how his sister pushed him to create his groundbreaking song,
“I immediately knew I would make something special out of it! My sister told me I had little time left before I had to leave her house after being there for months promoting my music online and not helping her out much. I was so upset ! I used it as motivation for the song! I jokingly/seriously saw myself as a loner cowboy needing to run away from it all! I went out on my sister’s back porch and listened to the beat OVER OVER & OVER!! Then it came to me!! In my best singing voice I sung ‘YEAHHH IM GONNA TAKE MY HORSE TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD IM GONNA RIDEEEE TIL I CANT NO MORE’ I LOVED IT ALREADY! I started to work on it EVERY SINGLE DAY. It needed to be funny. It needed to be catchy. It needed to be hip-hop , it needed to be country, and it needed to be short!! By the time I was finished setting it up I was out of my sister’s crib and at my brothers place.
Nas X ends his speech reflecting on how much his life has changed since going No. 1,
“On December 2?nd, I went into the studio and recorded OLD TOWN ROAD and put it out the exact same day!! Did I know it would become the longest running number 1 song of all time? NO!!! But I am so thankful that this blessing has been placed upon me. This song has changed my life and the way I see the world around me in less than a year. Thank you to every single person who has been a part of this journey. As I said before, it’s just the beginning!”
In May, the 20-year-old the took tapped country music star, Bill Ray Cyrus on his remix. Soon after their remix charted at No. 1 for seven weeks and Nas X teamed up with Post-mates to deliver a $125,000 Maserati Sports Car as a gift to Billy Ray’s home. In a video, Nas X takes a trip in the convertible with the top down to Cyrus’ home in Los Angeles. He says,
“We’re about to pull up on Billy Ray Cyrus’ crib and I’m ‘Postmating’ him a gift. We’re going to see what that is pretty soon.”
For the upcoming Video Music Awards, Nas X is nominated for 8 categories including Song of The Year and Video of The Year.
Congratulations to Lil Nas X!