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Lil Nas X’s viral song sets more records on Billboard charts

Lil Nas X comes out on Twitter on the last day of Pride month and is praised by celebrities including The Walking Dead's Daniel Newman and Ellen show's Kalen Allen

Lil Nas X performs on stage during Internet Live By BuzzFeed at Webster Hall on July 25, 2019 in New York City. 

Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of “Old Town Road.”

The song that beat out Mariah Carey and “Despacito” to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot rap songs charts, respectively.

“Old Town Road,” which features Billy Ray Cyrus and is spending its 19th week at No. 1, surpasses the record set by Drake’s “One Dance” on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. Drake’s track spent 18 weeks at No.1.

On the Hot rap songs chart, where Lil Nas X’s county-rap tune is also spending its 19th week on top, the 20-year-old beats the record set by Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and Missy Elliott’s “Hot Boyz.” The latter three songs each spent 18 weeks at No.1.


Last month Lil Nas X’s viral song became the most successful No. 1 song of all-time when it reached its 17th week at No. 1 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart — Billboard’s main chart for singles — surpassing the 16-week record held by Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.”

“Old Town Road” is now spending its 19th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

Lil Nas X’s song, which has achieved most of its success through audio streaming, was originally a solo song but he added Cyrus to the track. The song also has remix versions featuring Diplo, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and BTS, and Billboard counts the original song and its remixes as one when calculating chart position, thus helping “Old Town Road” stay on top.

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 Lil Nas X comes out on Twitter on the last day of Pride month

Country music sensation Lil Nas X came out in a veiled tweet on Twitter to celebrate the end of Pride month. 

The 20-year-old Old Town Road rapper lifted the lid on his sexuality coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community Sunday night, telling his fans to listen closely to the hidden message in one of his latest songs.  

He came out in a tweet on Sunday night writing: 'some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone [f**k with me] no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure,' followed by a rainbow emoji. 

When his tweet was met with surprise, the Atlanta-based singer wrote 'deada** thought I made it obvious' posting a picture of his 7 EP cover art as proof which shows him walking towards a distant city. The rapper zoomed in on one of those buildings lit up in rainbow colors, leading fans to poke fun at him for his extremely subtle hint. 

Old Town Road rapper Lil Nas X, 20, came out as a part of the LGBTQ community on Twitter Sunday night and joked that he 'deada** thought I made it obvious'

Old Town Road rapper Lil Nas X, 20, came out as a part of the LGBTQ community on Twitter Sunday night and joked that he 'deada** thought I made it obvious'

Living his truth: He seemed to confirm that he's a member of the LGBTQ community in a cryptic tweet posted Sunday that references Pride Month, telling his fans to listen closely to the lyrics of his song c7osure

Living his truth: He seemed to confirm that he's a member of the LGBTQ community in a cryptic tweet posted Sunday that references Pride Month, telling his fans to listen closely to the lyrics of his song c7osure

When his tweet was met with surprise, the Atlanta-based singer wrote 'deada** thought I made it obvious' posting a picture of his 7 EP cover art as proof which shows him walking towards a distant city. The rapper zoomed in on one of those buildings lit up in rainbow colors

When his tweet was met with surprise, the Atlanta-based singer wrote 'deada** thought I made it obvious' posting a picture of his 7 EP cover art as proof which shows him walking towards a distant city. The rapper zoomed in on one of those buildings lit up in rainbow colors 

He did not explicitly say he was gay but identified as apart of the LGBTQ community.  

His coming out tweet has been met with praise by fans and celebrities like Walking Dead star Daniel Newman, beauty guru James Charles, record producer Boi-1da, DJ producers Take A Daytrip, YouTuber Kalen Allen, and writer Ira Thee Third. 

Newman led the celebratory tweets writing, 'So proud of you @LilNasX' and 'F**k! Coming OUT proud when you're at the Top of the rap Game!!! Do you guys realize how monumental this is?!?! It's a whole new world now when being gay is an asset! unheard of. So proud of @LilNasX & all #LGBTQA heroes that changed the world for everyone.'

Allen retweeted Lil Nas' post writing, 'I expect to see@LilNasX in every pride campaign next year! Period!'

'Go krazy lil bro we love you @LilNasX,' Boi-1da tweeted. 

Netflix writer Ira thee Third tweeted: 'We will protect Lil Nas X at all costs.' 

His coming out tweet has been met with praise by fans and celebrities like Walking Dead star Daniel Newman, record producer Boi-1da, DJ producers Take A Daytrip, YouTuber Kalen Allen, and writer Ira Thee Third

His coming out tweet has been met with praise by fans and celebrities like Walking Dead star Daniel Newman, record producer Boi-1da, DJ producers Take A Daytrip, YouTuber Kalen Allen, and writer Ira Thee Third

Fans poked fun at the 20-year-old rapper for his not-so-obvious hints at his sexuality

Fans poked fun at the 20-year-old rapper for his not-so-obvious hints at his sexuality 

Lil Nas X comes out through his song c7osure 

It's like it's always what you like / It's always what you like / Why it's always what you like? / It's always what you like, uh

Ain't no more actin', man that forecast say I should just let me grow / No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go /  Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold / This is what I gotta do, can't be regrettin' when I'm old

Brand new places I'll choose and I'll go, I know / Embracin' this news I behold unfolding / I know, I know, I know it don't feel like it's time / But I look back at this moment, I'll see that I'm fine / I know, I know, I know it don't feel like it's time / I set boundaries for myself, it's time to cross the line

True say, I want and I need / To let go, use my time to be free / It's like it's always what you like / It's always what you like / Why it's always what you like? / It's always what you like, uh

Ain't no more actin', man that forecast say I should just let me grow / No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go / Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold / This is what I gotta do, can't be regrettin' when I'm old      

Though the lyrics to c7osure are vague, they could be interpreted as a song about struggling to come out. 

'Brand new places I’ll choose and I’ll go, I know / Embracin’ this news I behold unfolding/ I know, I know, I know it don’t feel like it’s time / But I look back at this moment, I’ll see that I’m fine,' his song lyrics say.

'True say, I want and I need To let go, use my time to be free ...Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold / This is what I gotta do, Can't be regrettin' when I'm old,' the lyrics continue. 

He shared his tweet with a music video for the song showing a stressed boy sitting at a table with arguing adults before he jumps into the sky and lands on a beach and peacefully reclines on a chair and sips a tropical drink. 

On Sunday Lil Nas interacted with fans applauding him for coming out. 

He shared a tweet by a fan who made fun of his 'obvious' attempt to come out. The fan took a screenshot of one of his music videos and zoomed in on a seemingly random rainbow reflection on Lil Nas' face.  

He retweeted another fan's misspelled tweet that said 'lil nas came out as guy that's cool', which he reposted writing 'it's true i am a guy'.   

Lil Nas rose to prominence thanks to his country rap song Old Town Road, which was released in December 2018 and exploded in 2019 thanks to its viral popularity on the TikTok App. 

Though the lyrics to c7osure are vague, they could be interpreted as a song about struggling to come out

Though the lyrics to c7osure are vague, they could be interpreted as a song about struggling to come out

Hint hint: His coming out tweet included his music video for his song c7osure which shows a frustrated boy at a dining table with arguing adults before he jumps into the sky and lands on a peaceful beach T

Hint hint: His coming out tweet included his music video for his song c7osure which shows a frustrated boy at a dining table with arguing adults before he jumps into the sky and lands on a peaceful beach T

Feeling some relief: Lines in the song seem to suggest an understandable anxiety about coming out with 'it don't feel like it's time,' but the conclusion of the line signals optimism after opening up about himself

Feeling some relief: Lines in the song seem to suggest an understandable anxiety about coming out with 'it don't feel like it's time,' but the conclusion of the line signals optimism after opening up about himself

It climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart but sparked controversy over whether it was a country song or not and was taken off the country chart. Critics said that Billboard was trying to keep a black man out of the country music industry. 

Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus then decided to join Lil Nas for a remix of the hit to bring him back onto the country chart and back to number one. 

In April, Nas broke Drake's record for the most streams in a week in the United States, which was previously set by In My Feelings. 

His 7 EP was released on June 21.  

Helping hand: Nas' hit Old Town Road was removed from the Billboard Country chart, even as it rose to the top spot on the Hot 100, precipitation country star Billy Ray Cyrus (L) to lend his support on a remix; pictured June 23

Helping hand: Nas' hit Old Town Road was removed from the Billboard Country chart, even as it rose to the top spot on the Hot 100, precipitation country star Billy Ray Cyrus (L) to lend his support on a remix; pictured June 23


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Comment by mr1stroke on August 15, 2019 at 9:03am
Jessy if you do the survey go back from the 60s and learn how labels would take a hit song by a black artists or groups and give it to white singers without paying any rights, but those black artists would either be killed or rob for their rights, thats why many got that upfront money and gifts and nothing else, but that dont happen to white artists, another thing that is wrong to black artists they wont invest in a good attorney before signing, they will not negotiate and willing to accept anything because they are too desperate since many of them never had anything

The white artists dont sign unless its what they want so majority if them keep their rights so they are always right, Motown was the best thing that ever happen to black artists back in the days, negros dont believe in building not even their family members support them so its hard building an independent label that can become an empire, look at def jams and deathrow records, even today in hollywood niggers accept being a slave they complaint about not being faily treated like white actors but they continue to accept chimp change because they are scared and only concern about a few dollars and the white folks know it, negros are afraid of making sacrifices so they stay the weakest groups, if you realize our generation really dont do much in term of socialism and civil rights to make life better, we are enjoy the fruits that we inherit from our ancestors, we cant even get a white cop convicted after killing an innocen black man on video
Comment by Jessy on August 15, 2019 at 8:47am

Artists are forever slaves no matter how much music they sell or how popular they are?  Wow, sounds like you're talking about TLC, Toni Braxton and Bow Wow.  All of them had filed for bankruptcy.  They had the fame but not the fortune!!   I heard Florence Ballard of The Supremes died broke. 

I watch Youtube videos about 360 deals, how artists become slaves to the industry.  Singer Ashanti said she turned down a lot of offers because she didn't want to sign a 360 deal.   Good for her.  It sounds like being an independent artist might be the best way to go.  They won't be as popular, but at least they won't be slaves to the industry.

Comment by mr1stroke on August 14, 2019 at 3:54pm

Jessy realize in the industry majority of Black artists do not own their works, they get a check and they die broke, compare to white artists they dont have to release music after a while, they do shows and also collect the writer and publishing checks every year, niggers dont know how sweet publishing is and why it is so important to white labels and producers, so in reality niggers are forever slaves, no matter how much music they sell, or popular they are, they are building wealth for the white companies, and those companies control when they die so they can own everything so after death they dont owe their families, they just sell their works and the white men life off those royalties, its a damn smahe, niggers were meant to be slaves, and you can tell they are comfortable, read the credits of that song and let see how much that company or that white boy own

Comment by Jessy on August 14, 2019 at 10:47am

Country music is okay.  I watch western movies, but now they're pushing country and western into the hiphop mainstream.   I heard some good country music on a pop station the other day, and when I shazamed the song, I saw that the artist was a black guy.  I said 'oh wow, another black guy singing country'.

Comment by Jessy on August 14, 2019 at 10:35am

They were at the BET awards?  BET will accept anything, as long as it has a black person in it.  You think Billy Ray Cyrus could step foot into the BET awards all by himself?  It ain't gonna happen. 

And I agree mrstroke, never show how desperate you are, because if people or record labels see that a person or artist is desperate, they will take advantage of that person or artist to get that person or artist to sign deals.

Comment by stephen myers on August 13, 2019 at 2:57pm

'Broke Back' rapper, Hip Hop been dead, those big dinner plate lips are going to be serving massa. 

Comment by mr1stroke on July 2, 2019 at 7:57pm

S. Young every one at home has a responsibility, the kids might go crazy when they see him or hear the song, but once we ignore it radio wont blasted, than the kids will grow out of it, for now its just a faze, and yes you are right, the gay community study and observe when to bring their agenda to a certain group, they know the hiphop community wont accept the nonsense so they wait, the song is a country song he used the main chorus of the song which is a very popular song in texas and the western side of teh country, he brought out the country singer at the bet music award which is another way to sell music now many might be buying the country single mostly dj to remix and mix, so lets face it the gay community is working overtime like the devil to make sure the world accept their agenda and also practice their lifestyle, as for me i wont even play that music in my car or in public, i knew he was gay but once he made it public that was it for me, there are too many independent artists out there i can support than to support that fruitloop rainbow koolaid drinker

Comment by S. Young on July 2, 2019 at 7:34pm
@mrstroke1 Yes! I tried hard to ignore this mess. I saw a video of him at an elementary school and all the kids went CRAZY once that song came on. It's like they waited for the perfect time to drop that rainbow bomb on everyone. I really think this is a country song but they're forcing it onto the hiphop charts.
Comment by mr1stroke on July 2, 2019 at 6:55pm

S. Young the only way hiphop will fall thats if the fans and the people who cherish hiphop become fruit loops and surrender to fit, otherwise every can keep hiphop alive, once cats like him come out, start to ignore his music

Comment by S. Young on July 2, 2019 at 1:53pm
He's just a corny corporate puppet
They're determined to f*** up hiphop one way or another. Smdh

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