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: