Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Tops The Hot 100

Written by on April 9, 2019

Just a few weeks after being pulled down from the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart,Lil Nas X’s viral hit Old Town Road has replaced Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings to top the Hot 100. The song that combines elements of both rap and Country has topped both the rap and hiphop charts. The scandalous removal from the Country chart was attributed to the assertion that ‘it does not embrace elements of today’s Country music’ by Billboard.

Plot twist;Lil Nas X is now the first unaccompanied artiste to top the Hot 100 since Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow.It sprung from No.15 to the top spot on the Hot 100.No mean feat for a little known Atlanta artiste. The decision to pull it down the Country chart sparked a racially-charged conversation,but Billboard maintained that ‘it had absolutely nothing to do with the race of the artiste.’

Last week,Miley Cyrus’ dad,Country legend Billy Ray Cyrus hopped on a remix with Lil Nas as a sign of his allegiance and that obviously helped catapult its appeal.

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