Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Ends Its 19 Week #1 Streak, Rapper Reacts To News
The era of ‘Old Town Road,’ at No. 1 has come to and end as Lil Nas X’s (real name Montero Hill) record breaking single charts at No.3 this week. After topping the charts for the last five months, Nas X took to Instagram to share his journey at the age of 20. He writes:
“This is the first week in 5 months old town road hasn’t been number 1. This journey had taught me so much! Can’t wait for y’all to see what’s next. panini official music video coming soon. I love y’all!!!“
After its record 19 week a No. 1 era, ‘Old Town Road’ becomes the first single to top Streaming Songs for 20 weeks (53.1 million, down 10%). It rules Digital Song Sales for a 16th week (26,000, down 23%), according to reports.
In celebration of his huge accomplishment, he 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 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.
As singer Billie Eilish earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with ‘Bad Guy,’ Nas X congratulated Eilish on her accomplishment of ending his run.
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