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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is Now the Longest Leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Ever | Billboard News

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is Now the Longest Leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Ever | Billboard News

2019 officially belongs to Lil Nas X. Yep, it’s officially official, the 20-year-old just made history. I’m talking chart history, black history, pride history, all of it! Lil Nas’ “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, is now the longest leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash of all time, as it just earned its 17th week at the very tippy top. That means the smash just surpassed 2017’s “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, and 1995’s “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, both previously tied for the longest run in the chart’s six-decade history at 16 weeks. So, what’s been keeping “Old Town Road” at the No.1 spot for all this time? Billboard’s Senior Director of Charts, Keith Caulfield, has some thoughts: “So, for that to happen and for a song to spin so many weeks at number one it has to be a song that’s been embraced by more than just one segment of the population. And it’s one of those songs where little kids are dancing to it in school, grandmas and moms and dads who probably don’t listen to lots of contemporary music probably know this song and really really like it. And that’s those songs that spend a long time at number one. It’s because everyone truly knows this song.” And of course, as Keith explains, teaming up with Billy Ray Cyrus sure didn’t hurt either. “Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ started off as just a Lil Nas X track, sort of a short track and then once it came out and then he started tweeting about it and he said ‘oh I should get Billy Ray Cyrus on the track’ and suddenly that actually happened. He got on the track, it made it more of a fuller song, a more complete song. That became a hit at radio. Everyone loved it.” But we have to ask, could Lil Nas X just be a one-hit wonder? Keith? “Tough to say. ‘Panini’ his latest single is already doing pretty well so that’s a great sign. And his EP debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 Chart. It’s still on the top ten, so it’s doing well but it’s always tough to say, especially when you have a hit that is this big. It’s kind of hard to escape the shadow of it but he’s already off to a great start.” A great start might be a bit of an understatement. “Old Town Road” has also earned the newcomer eight VMA nominations, making him MTV’s top male nominee this year. Not too shabby! We’ll see how long he keeps this No. 1 streak going. My guess is 21 weeks! For Billboard news, it’s your girl Jordyn Rolling.

53 thoughts on “Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is Now the Longest Leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Ever | Billboard News

  1. It’s joonie were u expecting less y’all ?!
    It’s Kim Namjoon with him 😐DUH

  2. I subscribe to this Channel only for BTS… Please ..Much more news for bts….Bangtannnnn
    Where are Armysss⬇️♥️⬇️♥️⬇️

  3. Nobody:…..


    namjoon:I GOT THE HOMIS IN THE BACKKKKK🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴


  4. Porque no mencionan que eso pasó porque RM hizo una colaboración con él llamada "seul town road"?

  5. More than 80 remixes. Wow
    Mariah carey and boyz II men achieved that goal for more than 20 years and with no streaming no remixes. Just pure voices and with Real lyrics and a message. He might broke that record but we all know Which song is better not only for a few months but for history of music. And no one can dispute that due to the fact Mariah Carey is a Legend ❤️ she made it when there was no streaming and all the options we have nowadays. One sweet day is the best.

  6. I'm gonna take my car to the Seoul town road, I'm gonna meet BTS

    And no bodyguard can stop me
    Nobody can stop me!

    I stole money from my parents
    You can go and ask them
    But they don't EVEN have a credit card no more…….

    I stealed my car from my dad either, becoz I'm going to Seoul town road…..
    Btw: Seoul town road is soooooooooooo amazing!!!!
    Our little leadear/cute/smart/clumsy Namjoon did great job again…….
    Ohhhhh when he doesn't?
    Cough cough he always does perfect job

  7. It just proves how poor music is these days if this stayed at number 1 for so long. In the 70's and 80's hit songs didnt stay at number 1 for more than 2 or 3 weeks because there was so much competition, so many good songs. This song wouldnt make the top 100 in the 1970's and 1980's

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