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“Old Town Road” breaks the longevity record at the 1st place of the charts

The track “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, a true planetary hit, now beats all predictions by becoming the title that has remained at the top of the charts for the longest time. Number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 17 weeks now, the 20-year-old rapper’s signed track, since accompanied by Billy Ray Cyrus, beats the record so far held by Mariah Carey by one week. & Boyz II Men with their title One Sweet Day, and Despacito by Luis Fonsi, for their part, remained 16 consecutive weeks N ° 1.

After 17 weeks atop the charts, Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road breaks longevity record

Lil Nas X's Old Town Road Breaks Longevity Record by Being Number One Track for 17 Weeks

Described as a UFO by some with its original mix of trap and country, Old Town Road has conquered its audience with its melody and its sung interpretation, which made it this international hit. A hit that surprised Lil Nas X himself, admitting he never expected the song to hit such a boom. Unknown until a few months ago, it now holds the record for the most popular song in history, according to the ranking introduced by Billboard largely incorporating the results linked to streaming.

With Old Town Road, Lil Nas X went from anonymity to stardom in weeks

At the top of the Billboard charts for 17 weeks, Lil Nas X and Old Town Road break the longevity record

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Considering himself a “struggling artist,” the Atlanta-born rapper posted the origins of his feat on Instagram: “In October of last year, how I was struggling and starting to lose faith in it that I could be, I went looking for instrumentals on YouTube ”(…)“ I remember listening to a lot of them while trying to find the right one… When suddenly, I came across a masterpiece work with country sounds. I knew right away that I would make something special out of it “

Old Town Road breaks previous record for Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi

With Old Town Road, Lil Nas X dethrones Mariah Carey and Despacito by being number one for 17 weeks

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A true American success story, the dazzling course of Montero Hill aka Lil Nas X is a miracle. Out of school and unemployed, he was living with his sister at the time of writing and recording Old Town Road, which would then open the doors to industry and dollars for him. A “blessing” at the right time, his sister having asked him to leave the place in the near future. “I was so upset that I used that as motivation for the song (…) I walked out of the house and listened to the instrumental over and over again, until it came (…) J ‘ took my best voice and released the chorus. I worked on it for several days, it had to be funny, catchy, hiphop, country and short. I recorded it and then it was released on December 3rd.

“Did I know Old Town Road was going to be the toughest hit ever? No ”also wrote the rapper, taking with humility the tsunami which crossed it since:“ In less than a year, this song changed my life and my way of seeing the world which surrounds me ”a- he then concluded, punctuating his tweet with many thanks.

“This song changed my life and the way I see the world around me” Lil Nas X

Thanks to his hit Old Town Road, Lil Nas X became a star in a matter of weeks and broke the longevity record at the top of the American billboard charts.