Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Breaks Record for No. 1 Song

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Lil Nas X performs at 2019 BET Awards, Los Angeles (REUTERS/Mike Blake).

Rapper Lil Nas X’s hit song “Old Town Road” broke Billboard’s record for holding the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. It remains in the top spot for the 17th week in a row.

The song, which features country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, beat out Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s song “One Sweet Day,” which previously held the spot with 16 weeks from 1995 to 1996, according to Billboard. The only other song that came close to beating that record was the 2017 hit song “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber. 

The other songs that have come close to the previous record for the longest stay at the number one spot on the Billboard chart are tied for third place with 14 weeks at the top of the list.  These include…

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