Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Is No Longer No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100
A fellow teen artist dethroned X from the top spot.
After having the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past 19 weeks, Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” has been dethroned by fellow teen artist Billie Eilish.
Eilish has earned her first No. 1 as her song “Bad Guy” rises from No. 2. According to Billboard, the song has spent nine total weeks in the number two spot, the most for any title before reaching the summit in the Hot 100’s history.
X congratulated Eilish on Twitter, writing: “congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!”
congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!
— nope (@LilNasX) August 19, 2019
X’s “Old Town Road” has made some notable accomplishments, with the hit single being the longest-running No. 1 of all time.
The remix spent 17 consecutive weeks at the top spot, beating Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 hit “One Sweet Day.”
“Old Town Road,” which was Lil Nas X’s debut single, initially landed at no.1 on the chart in April, after Billboard had removed it from the Hot Country chart.
The song has been remixed by Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey, and RM of K-Pop group BTS.
Back in July, the single went diamond, becoming the first since Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind” to achieve the certification while at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.