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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Is Now the Longest-Running No. 1 of All Time

“Old Town Road” ft. Billy Ray Cyrus spent 17 weeks at no. 1.

Lil Nas X just made history.

The 20-year-old Atlanta artist and all-American favorite’s “Old Town Road” ft. Billy Ray Cyrus is officially the longest-running billboard Hot 100 no. 1 hit of all time.

READIs Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Hip-Hop or Country? The Answer Is: Both

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.

READ: From DeFord Bailey to Ray Charles to Solange: The Long Lineage of Black Artists Making Country Music Pop

The song has been remixed by Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey, and RM of K-Pop group BTS.

Earlier this month, 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.

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

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