Billboard Hot 100: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ #1 For Historic 18th Consecutive Week

Published: Monday 5th Aug 2019 by Rashad

At no point over the last 18 weeks has your fave topped the Billboard Hot 100!

Why?  Because that’s how long newcomer Lil Nas X (born Montero Hill) has dominated the chart with his hit, ‘Old Town Road.’  Last week he rode atop headlines for breaking the 23-year-old Hot 100 record set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men as their duet hit, ‘One Sweet Day,’ topped the tally for 16 weeks in the mid-90’s (as we reported here).

Now, Hill has much to celebrate as this week he made it that much harder for any of his successors to top his achievement.

Details inside:

Via Billboard:

With an 18th week atop the Hot 100 for “Old Town Road,” here’s a look at the 10 longest-leading No. 1s in the chart’s 61-year archives:

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
18, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 13, 2019
16, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017
16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992


Much like the 17 weeks that preceded it, Hill’s run atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week was aided by an impressive mix of streaming (67.4 million), digital downloads (47,000) and radio airplay (43.8 million impressions).


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  1. XYZ August 5, 2019


  2. The Real Princess Jasmine August 5, 2019

    The Homosexuall Agenda

  3. Clarkson August 5, 2019


  4. Clarkson August 5, 2019

    Gay king showing the straights how it’s done.

    Yes he may be a one hit wonder but he has made his mark in the industry.

  5. The Real Princess Jasmine August 5, 2019

    He’s going to win 20 Grammies watch and see

    • Clarkson August 5, 2019

      No, maybe one or two.

      Putting Billy ray cyrus on this song has given the song so much credibility. The academy would want to honour Billy cause he’s a veteran who has been in the game for long. This is his first time hitting number one in his career. They cant honour Billy without lil nas.
      Record of the year
      Best pop collaboration
      Best music video short form

      • Why Tho…. August 5, 2019

        This is not Billy Ray Cyrus first time hitting number 1 in his career. Have you ever heard of Achy breaky heart which put him on the map. ??‍♂️

      • The Real Princess Jasmine August 5, 2019

        What billboard chart are you looking at because acky breaky heart never came close to a Number 1 Record Sis sorry he needed the black man ?? to go number one

  6. The Real Princess Jasmine August 5, 2019

    The Illuminati is accepting Gays now

  7. The Real Princess Jasmine August 5, 2019

    CardiB started the Wave ? for Non Talented Artist to get Number 1s and Grammies Blame Her and the Illuminati gods

    • SNF August 5, 2019

      Yup. Stay mad… ?

    • XYZ August 5, 2019

      Oh please, there habe been nontalented successfull singer/rappers/actors since forever

  8. DC3 FOREVER August 5, 2019

    I would really hate to be a fat unattractive friendless gay guy… because it seems that’s who normally comments on here and hate on EVERY. SINGLE. LAST. POST. Quite Sad.

    • The Real Princess Jasmine August 5, 2019

      Says the destiny child fan in 2019 s*** go suck 56 dirty diccks and grow up Weirdo

      • DC3 FOREVER August 6, 2019

        Well give me your fathers number so he can give me tips on how to suck all 56. Still doesn’t change the fact you’re fat and friendless IT WILL ALWAYS BE THAT WAY!

  9. Casual August 5, 2019

    Kudos to Lil Nas X. I am a chart historian, and I am loving every minute of this.

  10. MissGuided August 5, 2019

    Congratulations! Whether the haters like it or not, OTR has made a huge cultural impact. Everyone from children to the elderly know and love the song. As for me, it’s very annoying now but still an awesome feat nonetheless.

    • The Real Princess Jasmine August 5, 2019

      Beyoncé could Never
      Rihanna could Never
      Drake could Never
      Ariana Grande could Never
      Only the gay bottom be number 1 for 20 weeks

      • MissGuided August 5, 2019

        Watch it troll. As of right now, Lil Nas X has not proven himself to be anything other than a one hit wonder. Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake and Ariana would never.

  11. SMH August 5, 2019

    Lol, i still haven’t heard the song.

  12. K.B. August 5, 2019

    Congratulations Lil Nas X on your historic achievement!

  13. Lol August 5, 2019

    This song needs to die. And fast.

  14. Dabby August 5, 2019

    You think lil nas x would date a cute 33yo Puerto Rican from New Jersey!?

  15. What would Whitney do. WWWD August 5, 2019

    F*** Mariah Carey,

    Shout out to Boyz II men who wrote the Melody for one Sweet day

    • B August 6, 2019

      Hou je bek en bef me

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