From horses and now to sleighs, Lil Nas X is no stranger to riding his way to the top of charts. And, with new single, ‘Holiday’ – the first release from his forthcoming debut studio album – he looks poised to keep the trips coming.
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After ample teasing, November 13 brought with it the official unwrapping of the jaw-dropping ‘Holiday’ music video. Directed by Gibson Hazard, the futuristic clip sees X (born Montero Hill) portray a crazed Santa, energetic elf, and more with elaborate costuming and digital effects to match.
The critical acclaim afforded the song and its accompanying visual has been matched by a promising commercial response as it premiered at #37 on the refreshed Hot 100 – a feat accomplished thanks to a handsome mix of streams, radio airplay, and digital downloads.
Marking his fourth time visiting the top 40 of the tally, the win follows Hill songs ‘Old Town Road’ (#1), ‘Panini’ (#5), and ‘Rodeo’ (#22). Not only did all three peak in the same chart realm as ‘Holiday,’ but also went on to be certified Platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Click here to see what other songs rocked the Hot 100 via our weekly chart recap, ‘TGJ Chart Check.’