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Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Is The Highest Platinum-Selling Single In U.S. History

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Lil Nas X’s 2019 hit single has become the highest certified song in history, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Since its release, “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has officially reached 14-times platinum status in the United States.

 The 21-year-old, born Montero Lamar Hill, shared the outstanding feat on Twitter.  

“‘Old Town Road’ is officially 14-times platinum!” he wrote. 



Cyrus also shared his joy over the announcement on Twitter, tagging the rapper before thanking him.

Lil Nas X had four other platinum singles, including “Panini,” “Rodeo (featuring Cardi B),” and “7 EP,” according to the RIAA. His latest track, “Holiday,” released in November, was certified gold on Jan. 5. The song features his signature vocals with a country twang, and the rapper dressed as a fashionable Santa Claus, while at the futuristic North Pole on Christmas Eve.



He also dropped his highly-anticipated children’s book earlier this month, as Blavity previously reported'C’ is for Country was published by Random House Books.

As the rapper continues to ride the stardom wave, he's also becoming more comfortable with taking control of his narrative. Lil Nas X, who came out as gay in 2019 via Twitter, has been determined to take his life to the “next level," according to Blavity.

He stated he owed his decision to live in his truth to Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean.

“I think artists like Frank in general and, like, Tyler and whatever, they made it easier for me to be where I am, comfortably,” Lil Nas X said before complimenting Ocean’s earlier work. “Also, ‘Provider’ was a very special song to me during this relationship I was in.”

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Keka Araújo is Detroit's daughter, a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson, the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao” and a published journalist with a penchant for luxe goods. She has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.