RIAA: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Now in Three-Way Tie For ‘Highest Certified Song of All Time’

Published: Friday 30th Oct 2020 by Rashad

Not even two weeks after finding out his hit song, ‘All of Me,’ had tied Luis Fonsi‘s blockbuster 2017 hit, ‘Despacito’ (as we reported here), EGOT winner John Legend has learned those 13x Platinum hits are welcoming another name to their exclusive club:  Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road.’

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X, who rode ‘Road’ into Hot 100 history books last year when the song reigned atop the tally for a whopping 19 record-setting weeks (as we reported here), has watched the Billy Ray Cyrus-assisted song become one of the most successful of all time – a nod reaffirmed by the Recording Industry Association of America Wednesday (October 28) when the organization awarded the tune its latest certification upgrade.

Now sitting at 13x Platinum (denoting sales equivalence of 13 million in the United States), ‘Road’ sits alongside Legend’s ‘All of Me’ and Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ in a three-way tie for the most certified singles of all time.

The stat adds to a long list of historic achievements by ‘Road’ including ‘best one-week streaming in history’ (143 million) and three highest one-week streams in history as the song achieved over 100 million streams a week at the height of its popularity. [source]

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ October 30, 2020

    Havana is diamond

    A diamond certified single is hard to get, even Arianna doesnt have this to her credit.

    Normani what’s good?
    The year is over, no album out

    • Yk October 30, 2020

      Stop your obsession with Normani and Camila. They both don’t give a f*** about you. Get a life loser!!!

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) October 30, 2020

      F******* is dealing with her sick mom so she’s busy right now💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️“ She work work work, work from home, do work, do work” 🤣😂🤣😂

  2. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) October 30, 2020

    Power bottom… that’s all I can say 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

  3. Nicky October 30, 2020

    Lmfao@Camicky pyscho stans

    Canceled Tour. 8 Flops Singles. Flopped Album.

    What’s good?

    Camicky the Clown got lucky with Havana

    Remember her pyscho fan said that MOM was going to be bigger than Havana 😂😂😂😂

  4. K’’man October 30, 2020

    In the words of Alyssa Edwards…. “Mama, this is garbage!!”

  5. Theman October 30, 2020

    These songs barely sold 2 million pure copies. Streaming has over inflated everything.

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