Lil Nas X’s Music ‘Outdated City Highway’ Has Been Licensed 14 Instances Platinum – Breaking RIAA’s Information
Lil Nas X dropped “Old Town Road” in 2019 and it was for sure one of the most successful songs in the recent past. It certainly had a massive impact on the rapper’s career, making him a star in the rap game and someone to keep watching for days to come.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, the track starring Billy Ray Cyrus has since been awarded 14 times platinum by the RIAA, making it one of the most successful songs of all time.
On Saturday, Lil Nas X. wrote on his report that “Old Town Road” had been awarded platinum fourteen times, making it the most certified song of all time in music history.
According to Outlet, Lil Nas replaced X’s big single “All Of Me” by John Legend and Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber’s track “Despacito”, both of which went platinum 13 times. Lil Nas X fans – and people who follow the entertainment news in general – know that “Old Town Road” was definitely a big single.
Two years ago, in 2019, “Old Town Road” made history as the song with the most weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It had been at the top of the table for at least 19 straight weeks before it was dethroned by Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”.
OLD STADTSTRASSE IS OFFICIALLY 14 PLATINUM TIMES! MOST PCBs FOR EACH SONG! LETS GOOO! pic.twitter.com/JsqUdIapfQ
– No (@LilNasX) January 9, 2021
Lil Nas X also made history when he came out and revealed he was gay, which came as a huge shock to everyone in the industry and culture of the time.
In fact, it even caused problems in the hip-hop scene for Lil Nas X, despite the young rapper claiming he didn’t give “af * ck” because he had the country’s number 1 song.
As previously reported, Lil Nas X posted a photo of his Nicki Minaj costume, which was celebrated by fans online but hated by others. Dave East approached his IG at the time to refer to Lil Nas X as “Bati Man,” which is supposedly a homophobic bow for a gay man in Jamaica.