Chart Check [Hot 100]: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’s Been #1 Longer Than Any Other Rap Song in History

Published: Friday 5th Jul 2019 by Rashad

‘Can’t nobody tell me nothing’ would be right if you’ve looked at the Billboard Hot 100 charts at least once over the last three months.  Despite attempts from heavy-hitters like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Post Malone, and more, no one has been able to unseat newcomer Lil Nas X and his inaugural chart entry, ‘Old Town Road.’

The Billy Ray Cyrus-assisted number galloped to #1 on the back of controversy and some record-breaking streaming 12 weeks ago and has not been dethroned once in that time period.  With this past Sunday marking the beginning of its 13th week atop the tally, the achievement came with another record-breaking stat.  Billboard reports:

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 13th week, rewriting the record for the longest reign ever for a hip-hop hit.

The track passes three such songs that led for 12 weeks each: “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, in 2015; “Boom Boom Pow,” by The Black Eyed Peas (2009); and “Lose Yourself,” by Eminem (2002-03).

As we congratulate the 20-year-old for yet another career milestone, look inside to see who joins him in the top 25 on this week’s TGJ Chart Check:  Hot 100 edition:


Hot 100 This Week 

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  1. Jason July 5, 2019

    Bloop! Get em’ Lil Nas!

    • July 5, 2019

      shut up, you will ride any d*** that is at one damn prostitute.

      • I love big black c** July 5, 2019

        Story of my life. Yum yum yum

    • Jasmine July 5, 2019

      The comment section is so negative. Black gays never support other black gays. He would have been better off staying in the closet like Tyler Perry and John Legend and Frank Ocean (he came out as bi not gay but he is gay) because his own kind will just drag him like on this post.

  2. Meme July 5, 2019

    But is it really rap tho?

    • Clarkson July 5, 2019

      If it’s not rap, then what is it?
      This is a rap trap song

  3. Urg July 5, 2019

    Seriously wonder if billboard did not removed it from the cojntry charts would it be as sucessful?? Would Billy Ray hope on to remix it?? Ijs….

  4. Haterz Gon‘ Hate July 5, 2019

    And haterz can eat dog dirt and keep quiet. Hopefully he has writing credits so he is getting royalties and publishing cheques – I really hope he releases an album and gets to enjoy this success 😎🙌🏾

    • Brent Christopher July 5, 2019

      he receives 25% of all royalties associated with this track, so he is ultimately set for life, as long as he makes solid decisions about his financial investments & spending.

  5. Erica July 5, 2019

    Camilla ate nicki up with there first week on the charts

    • Nicki Maraj July 5, 2019

      U couldn’t wait to mention Nicki Minaj’s name your an obsessed weirdo seek help SL UT

    • whut July 5, 2019

      But what happened to press & rodeo?

  6. I love big black c** July 5, 2019

    Simply trash …. I rather u rap bout s**, drugs, puxxy…..

  7. whut July 5, 2019

    Uh oh, 3 more weeks and he’ll take out Mariah’s record!

    • dee July 5, 2019

      Nope… 4 weeks to surpass.

  8. Dc July 5, 2019

    One hit wonder anytime someone has this much success with single it’s never duplicated a gift and a curse

  9. Dc July 5, 2019

    Now he hip hop naw stay country break country records wack

  10. #TheTruth July 5, 2019

    I don’t get the hype about the song. Nor about him. But I wish him the best.

  11. Dc July 5, 2019

    He’s so wack put on a hat and fake country accent and say he country artist see why they ain’t want his a$$ on country charts fake country

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