Lil Nas X has sparked a frenzy that has seen no end. His debut single “Old Town Road” has topped charts, launched him to stardom and elicited countless remixes from artists of all genres. Today, Lil Nas X has made history as the longest charting artists in the Billboard Hot 100‘s #1 spot with 17 weeks, and counting.
“Old Town Road” previously tied Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 hit track “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonzi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” from 2017 for the record of longest charting song. Mariah Carey, who until now had held the record for 23 years, took to Twitter to congratulate the rapper on his amazing feat. She stated:
“Sending love & congrats to @LilNasX on breaking one of the longest running records in music history! We’ve been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life!”
What a way to launch your career. His multiple nominations, continuing support from the music industry, and record breaking hit are surely not the last we will see of Lil Nas X.
— chart data (@chartdata) July 29, 2019