Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road becomes longest-running No. 1 hip-hop song in history
Written by Radio Irooni on July 3, 2019
He’s on the Old Town Road to success.
Lil Nas X earned the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the 13th consecutive week — the longest for any hip-hop record — with his breakout single “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
The artist beat out “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas and “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, all of which maintained the spot for 12 weeks.
The accolades for the 20-year-old didn’t stop there.
His EP 7 debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts with 77,000 equivalent album units.