RIAA: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Extends Record As Highest-Certified Song in HISTORY

Published: Wednesday 22nd Sep 2021 by Rashad

Lil Nas X is in the middle of his biggest sales week yet thanks to the warm commercial response to the September 17 release of his debut album, ‘Montero.’

But while his fans continue to get acquainted with the controversial star’s new music, they’re still clinging to his hits of old – namely ‘Old Town Road.’

The Billy Ray Cyrus-assisted hit, found aboard X’s debut EP ‘7,’ has already ridden into Billboard history books for being the longest-running #1 single ever.  Now, just 8 months after becoming the most certified song in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America (and first to reach the 14x Platinum threshold), ‘Old’ has extended the record.

On Friday (September 17), the RIAA took to press to announce ‘Old Town Road’ had galloped to 15x Platinum status – meaning it’s sold the equivalence of 15 million copies in the United States alone.

As a result, it becomes the first song to ever reach this certification threshold.  What’s more, it also breaks the ‘all-time’ three-way tie previously shared with Gotye‘s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ (which both now sit at 14x Platinum).


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  1. J September 22, 2021

    That’s f****** insane 💎💎💎💎

    The stars are aligned for Mr. Nas X

    • TSMELIXXA September 23, 2021


  2. Haterz Gon’ Hate September 23, 2021

    I mean frankly he never needs to work again. He is joint artist and has a minority writing credit. Haters can keep flapping their lips about his new album but his bank account remains unbothered 🤌🏾💰💰💰💰💰

    • Becky Goodhair September 23, 2021

      Hotels stays from his pocket. Stylists, makeup, chefs as well. Taxes + agent & publicist & manager & accountant & security wages, too. Add the positive correlation between the increasing size of his wallet and the increasing size of his desire to live in luxury: 5 mil. mansion, couple of cribs & medical bills for his folks, lavish gifts & exotic vacays for his current and future boyfriends. . .and voilà. TLC history might repeat itself.

  3. Clarks0o00ñ September 23, 2021

    A hit that keeps on giving.

    It’s been long since I played old town road. Let me give it a spin.

  4. HITs Studio September 23, 2021

    Forms of Mental Illness
    Is defined by anything that is used to tell someone what they believe is right and wrong.

    • Aerique Orlando September 23, 2021

      Beliefs vs Facts
      Hate instead of Getting to know

  5. TSMELIXXA September 23, 2021


  6. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) September 23, 2021

    Old f a g road 💅🏿 What a king of S T D

    • Normani’s Album September 23, 2021

      To be Reported: homophobic slur

      • J September 23, 2021

        Where the album sis

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