Lil Nas X's "Montero" Eyes No. 1 Debut on Billboard Hot 100

After being embroiled in a series of controversies recently, Lil Nas X's new single "Montero" is challenging for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Less than a week after its release, Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” is eyeing a No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Chart Data. Should the feat be accomplished, Nas X would become the fourth artist in as many weeks to debut at No. 1 on the chart (following Drake’s “What’s Next,” Cardi B’s Up,” and Justin Bieber’s “Peaches”). 

.@LilNasX's "#Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" is challenging for a #1 debut on next week's Hot 100.

— chart data (@chartdata) March 30, 2021

The 21-year-old artist took to Twitter on Tuesday to celebrate the news, telling fans that if his single debuts at No. 1, he’s buying all six million of his followers a “12 pack of Hanes socks.” The gift offering is the latest troll job in a week that’s seen Nas X entangled in a series of controversies, from the “Montero” music video backlash to the “Satan Sneakers” to the Nike lawsuit

if call me by your name goes number 1 i’m buying all my followers a 12 pack of hanes socks

— pussy (@LilNasX) March 31, 2021

However, aside from causing Satanic Panic amongst religious fundamentalists, things are looking up for Nas X. Two years removed from scoring the highest certified song in RIAA history with “Old Town Road,” the rising star is busy prepping his official debut album, Montero, which is scheduled to be released sometime this summer.

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