Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Becomes Highest Certified Song in History
Written by on January 13, 2021
Lil Nas X’s massive hit ‘Old Town Road‘ and its remix with Billy Ray Cyrus is now the most certified song in RIAA history. The smash hit has now been certified 14x platinum by the RIAA which makes it the highest certification any song has achieved in music history. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ held the previous record at 13x platinum for about a year starting last January.
The music video for ‘Old Town Road’ has combined views of over a billion on YouTube. In March, 2019, the song reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart before the organization disqualified it on the grounds that it did not fit the “Country” genre, sparking a huge debate online about the definition of Country music. This controversy partly helped with the popularity before the remix with Billy Ray Cyrus took the track to record-breaking status.
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