After a record-setting 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Lil Nas X's unstoppable "Old Town Road" has finally been dethroned. As Billboard reports, Billie Eilish has knocked "Old Town Road" off the No. 1 spot with her song "Bad Guy," which sat in second place to the song for nine weeks. This marks the 17-year-old singer's first No. 1 on the chart.
.@billieeilish is the first artist born this century to reach #1 on the Hot 100.— chart data (@chartdata) August 19, 2019
Lil Nas X took to Twitter to congratulate Eilish on the achievement. "Congratulations to Billie Eilish!! U deserve this!!" he tweeted.
In a message on her Instagram Story, Eilish posted a picture of the Billboard article and simply added, "AYYYYYEEEE WE MADE IT."
Surprisingly, "Old Town Road" didn't just drop to No. 2, as Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's "Señorita" claimed the runner-up spot, pushing X to No. 3. During its time at the top of the chart, the song kept a total of six potential chart toppers from reaching No. 1. Some of the songs that peaked at No. 2 while "Old Town Road" was at No. 1 include Post Malone's "Wow," Taylor Swift's "ME!" and "You Need to Calm Down," and Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's "I Don't Care."
Elsewhere on the chart, Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" reached a new high at No. 4, while Khalid's "Talk" slides to No. 5.