Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Has Been No. 1 on the Hot 100 Longer Than Any Hip-Hop Song in History

Lil Nas X has experienced an unprecedented level of success with his breakthrough single "Old Town Road," and now he's made history with it.

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Lil Nas X

It's been a crazy year for Lil Nas X so far. The "Old Town Road" artist has experienced an unprecedented level of success with his breakthrough single, and now he's made history with it. 

Now that "Old Town Road" has maintained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for its 13th consecutive week, it's the longest-running hip-hop song to claim the top spot. It has eclipsed Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow," Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again," and Eminem's "Lose Yourself."

.@LilNasX's "Old Town Road" is now the longest running Hot 100 #1 hip-hop single of all time (13 weeks; passing "Lose Yourself", "Boom Boom Pow" and "See You Again").

— chart data (@chartdata) July 1, 2019

Only two other songs, Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" and Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine," have achieved the same feat of 13 weeks at No. 1.

All songs that have spent 13+ weeks at #1 on the Hot 100:
One Sweet Day
I Will Always Love You
I'll Make Love to You
Candle in the Wind 1997
We Belong Together
I Gotta Feeling
Uptown Funk
End of the Road
The Boy Is Mine
Old Town Road

— chart data (@chartdata) July 1, 2019

The news arrives just one day after Lil Nas X came out on social media to close out Pride Month. "Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm no more," he wrote in a post that ended with a rainbow emoji. "But before this month ends I want y'all to listen closely to 'C7osure.'" He followed it up by saying he thought he "made it obvious."


Lil Nas X was met with love and support from fans and fellow musicians upon sharing the post. 

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