The record-breaking streak has come to a halt.
It was bound to happen one of these days. . Once Billy Ray Cyrus hopped on the official remix, LNX started experiencing insane levels of popularity. During his time on the throne, he came out as gay, released a new EP, and broke several records on the Billboard Hot 100. He’s the owner of the longest-reigning No. 1 single of all time with “Old Town Road” but for weeks, Billie Eilish has been eating away at his lead. Her single “bad guy” has been sitting right below Lil X for a while and finally, it’s overtaken the country-rap banger to become her first-ever chart-topper.
All good things must come to an end and Lil Nas X is accepting defeat in the classiest of ways. He has already congratulated Billie Eilish on passing him to earn the top spot on the Hot 100, breaking a few records of her own. According to Billboard, Eilish is the first artist born in the 2000s to net a No. 1 single.
Insiders believe that Columbia Records’ push to promote “Panini” over “Old Town Road” marked the end of its run at the top. Still, Lil Nas X is succeeding on more than one front. “Old Town Road” is still on top of the separate hip-hop chart.