With his song “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X has been breaking records since it was released earlier this year. In April, it was announced that the hit song had over 143 million streams in the US alone which broke Drake’s streaming record for his song “In My Feelings”.
Just 2 days ago on July 29th, he officially made Billboard’s chart history, breaking the record of Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” by staying on top of the chart for solid 17 weeks. He also broke the record of 2017’s “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber which made the top of the chart for 16 weeks.
A day after the news broke, Mariah Carey posted an Instagram post congratulating the young star.
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Sending love & congrats to @lilnasx on breaking one of the longest running records in music history! We've been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life! ❤ One Sweet Day will always hold a special place in my heart and I want to thank anyone who's ever told me how this song has affected them and their loved ones.
Since the song was released, it has been a discussion in Jukeboxy Music offices whether it was a Rap or a Country song, some suggested it was a Southern hip-hop song. The answer came from the artist himself that he regards the song as a “Country Trap” genre. Country Trap it is!
Jukeboxy was one of the first commercial music streaming service that included the song in its playlists when it came out in December, 2018. Since then it’s one of the top songs that gets the “like” on our Jukeboxy Manager App which includes the liked songs in our customers’ private playlists. Don’t like a song? Jukeboxy Music for Business offers song, artist and genre exclusion as well.
Keep up the good work Lil Nas X and big congratulations!