Lil Nas X Makes History as “Old Town Road” is Officially Eligible for Diamond Status
by Marquin Stanley
Rising superstar Lil Nas X made history with his hit single “Old Town Road.” While still holding the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, the song has surpassed 10 million units sold in the US making it the first song to ever achieve this accomplishment. Also, “Old Town Road,” which features Billy Ray Cyrus, is now eligible for Diamond status in the US since it has sold over 10 million units. In addition, the record has generated 1.04 million in digital sales and 1.38 billion in streams.
Lil Nas X is quickly taking the industry by storm as continues breaking records while being himself. Earlier today, Lil Nas X took to Twitter to hint at his sexuality as he tweets, “some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.” In his tweet, Lil Nas X refers to a song called “C7osure” from his new EP “7.” Later in the day, which happens to be the last day of pride month, he followed up with another tweet, saying, “deadass thought i made it obvious.”
Breaking down doors for different artists to thrive in the industry, Lil Nas X is a musician that we should definitely keep our eyes on. It appears that we may also see Lil Nas X collaborate with the Cyrus family more often as Miley Cyrus brought X and Billy Ray out at the Glastonbury festival today. Lil Nas X looks to be a trendsetter with a bright future ahead of him in this industry.
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