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).