Lil Nas X has broken yet another record, with 'Old Town Road' becoming the longest running Billboard No. 1 single of all time.
The viral smash has demolished 2019, becoming a colossal international hit and turning Lil Nas X into a bona fide social media celebrity.
Remaining at number one for an astonishing 16 weeks, Lil Nas X racked up 72.5 million streams and 46,000 downloads in the past seven days alone.
As a result, 'Old Town Road' is now the longest running Billboard No. 1 single of all time, surpassing 'Despacito' and Mariah Carey’s 'One Sweet Day'.
An overjoyed Lil Nas X spoke to fans on social media:
Mariah Carey was among the first to congratulate Lil Nas X, sending a typically classy tweet:
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! pic.twitter.com/3YorLCg3lx— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 30, 2019
Here it is one more time...
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