Chart Check [Hot 100]: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Is First Song In Two Decades To Go Diamond While #1

Published: Wednesday 10th Jul 2019 by Rashad


Lil Nas X has already galloped into history books multiple times over the last three months thanks to his inaugural megahit, ‘Old Town Road.’

In addition to stomping all over streaming records previously set by the likes of Drake, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and more, the 20-year-old’s seen the tune – currently #1 for its 14th consecutive week – rival the longevity and impact of some of the Billboard Hot 100’s longest running chart-toppers ever.

Now, as the song continues to fend off competition from the tally’s perch, it is being greeted with new reports that it has been certified Diamond by the RIAA for sales equivalence that has exceeded over 10 million units.  The achievement makes him the second artist to ever reach Diamond status while still occupying the Hot 100’s summit.  In fact, the only other artist to do this was Elton John – who laid claim to the first ever Diamond single with 1997’s ‘Candle in the Wind.’

While we extend our congrats to X, look inside to see who joins him in the top 25 on this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100’ edition:


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  1. AJ July 10, 2019


    • Brent Christopher July 11, 2019

      LIZZO: Truth Hurts – #6

      CARDI B: Press – #42

      CARDI B: Please Me – #72

      SAWEETIE: My Type – #82

      MEGAN: Cash Sh*t – #86

      NICKI MINAJ: Megatron – #92


  2. DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 10, 2019

    Anyone that doesn’t root for lil nas x is a Str8 up hater. His 7 album would been #1 too If Chris brown didn’t release another 30+ Track Album. I just wished Lil nas x wouldve kept his business to himself whether homophobia exist or not whether he’s heterosexual or not is noones biznesss. His announcement ? as a Straight Homosexual was so uncalled for imo, he does not exclusively need extra heterosexual or homosexual support. I don’t understand why he thinks otherwise .

  3. NickiMinajisCancelled July 11, 2019

    Queen Lizzo coming for #1 periodt #Lizzo4TheCulture oh yea congrats Lil Nas X!! ??

    • Jasmine July 11, 2019

      Not with Truth Hurts. Juicy should have been number 1. It is a fan fav and perfect for the summer. Ed Sheeran about to get a number one with his new song feat Bruno or it will be Chris Brown’s new song feat Drake.

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  5. Lana Del Fan July 11, 2019

    It’s crazy to think that in less than a year you can become an icon. I remember hearing this song way back in February and by April-May, the song reached huge levels. And he’s still going strong. Congrats to him!

    • Dc July 11, 2019

      He is not an icon

    • Jeans July 11, 2019

      He is no where near icon status. He just has a hit song and huge following right now. Icon. Not!

  6. Casual July 11, 2019

    I’m kind of on the edge of my seat. Old Town Road is in week 14 at #1 and still has a massive streaming lead, the most important metric in chart calculations. He has reach chance to break the record.

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