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Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ is the most certified song in US music history

The Billy Ray Cyrus-featuring remix of the track has been officially certified 14 times platinum

Lil Nas X’s viral breakout track, “Old Town Road”, was already a record breaker. After soundtracking the summer of 2019, the endlessly-catchy track became the longest-running number one in Billboard Hot 100 history, enjoying a reign of 19 weeks before the streak was ended by Billie Eilish.

Now, the most popular “Old Town Road” remix, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has seen Lil Nas X break yet another record, as it’s confirmed the most certified song in US music history, with the award of its 14th platinum certification from the RIAA. Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” previously held the top spot alongside John Legend’s “All of Me”, each with 13 platinum certifications. Celebrating the news on Twitter (with a self-starring meme, ofc) the rapper – and former Dazed cover star – writes: “‘Old Town Road’ is officially 14 times platinum! Most platinums for any song ever! Lets gooo!”

Recently, Lil Nas X also announced that he had plans to record a collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus’s daughter (AKA Miley Cyrus), before they were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. “Maybe it will happen now,” he says, suggesting there’s still hope it will see the light of day.

The rapper’s most recent single, released in late 2020, was the festive-themed track “Holiday”. Revisit Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix)” below.


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