Old Town Road is Now the Longest Running Number One Single of All Time

Yesterday, Georgia native Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, officially became the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single of all time. The up and coming Country rapper replaced Mariah Carey’s longstanding chart record.

Plenty of celebrities reached out to congratulate Lil Nas X, like Justin Bieber.

Mariah Carey herself also reached out to the artist. Check out her tweet and Lil Nas X’s response below.

Before “Old Town Road” logged its 17th week at the top of the chart, Carey and Boyz II Men collaborated for the 1995 duet “One Sweet Day,” which spent a then-record-setting 16 weeks at No. 1. Fast-forward to 2017 when another cultural phenomenon – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s bilingual megahit “Despacito,” with Justin Bieber – tied Carey and the Boyz with 16 weeks up top.

Lil Nas X spoke out on Twitter about trolls who claim his song broke the record only because of the multiple remixes.

Written By: Bria Suggs