Lil Nas X continues making history with his mega-hit Old Town Road as the song reaches diamond certification.
Old Town Road featuring Billy Ray Cyrus launched Lil Nas X into a prolific music career in a short amount of time. “A lot of walls were taken down by this song,” says Billy Ray Cyrus to TIME.
The song became the longest-running No. 1 song on Billboard charts, breaking a record set by Mariah Carey in 1996. Old Town Road reigned supreme for 17 consecutive weeks, with additional remixes featuring Mason Ramsey, Young Thug, and BTS.
Lil Nas X even scored two BET hip-hop awards during the 2019 ceremony for the genre-bending track. Now, the pop song stands as the fastest record in history to earn diamond status. Albums and songs selling at least 10,000,000 copies are recognized as diamond records.
OLD TOWN ROAD JUST WENT DIAMOND!!!! WTFFFFFF pic.twitter.com/kvhQ0n0kRp
— nope (@LilNasX) July 3, 2019