Lil Nas X dropped “Old Town Road” back in 2019 and it was easily one of the most successful songs in recent memory. It certainly had a massive impact on the rapper’s career, cementing him as a star in the rap game and someone to continue watching in the days forward.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, the track – featuring Billy Ray Cyrus – has since been certified 14-times platinum by the RIAA, making it one of the most successful songs of all time.
On Saturday, Lil Nas X wrote on his account that “Old Town Road” had been certified platinum fourteen times which made it the most certified song ever, in the history of music.
The outlet says Lil Nas X’s big single replaced “All Of Me” from John Legend as well as Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber’s track, “Despacito,” which are both certified 13 times platinum. Fans of Lil Nas X – and people who follow the entertainment news circuit, in general – know that “Old Town Road” was definitely a big single.
2 years ago, in 2019, “Old Town Road” made history as the song with the most weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was there at the top of the chart for 19 straight weeks in a row at least until it was dethroned by Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”
OLD TOWN ROAD IS OFFICIALLY 14 TIMES PLATINUM! MOST PLATINUMS FOR ANY SONG EVER! LETS GOOO! pic.twitter.com/JsqUdIapfQ
— nope (@LilNasX) January 9, 2021
Lil Nas X also made history when he came out and revealed that he was gay, which was a huge shocker to everyone in the industry and in the culture at the time.
In fact, it even caused problems in the hip-hop scene for Lil Nas X, although, the young rapper claimed he didn’t “give a f*ck” because he had the number one song in the country.
As it was previously reported, Lil Nas X posted a photo of his Nicki Minaj costume, which was hailed by fans online but hated by others. Dave East took to his IG at the time to refer to Lil Nas X as a “Bati Man,” which is reportedly a homophobic slur for a gay man in Jamaica.