Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Congratulate Billie Eilish on Taking Down 'Old Town Road' as No. 1 Song

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By Chad Weiser on August 19, 2019 at 1:48 PM EDT


“Old Town Road” has finally been knocked off the top Billboard spot.

Billie Eilish earned her first No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart with “Bad Guy," officially dethroning Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus‘ summer hit “Old Town Road” after 19 weeks.

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20-year-old Lil Nas X congratulated Eilish on Twitter, writing, “U deserve this!”

Billy Ray Cyrus also sent a message of congratulations. “@billieeilish Well deserved. Your persistence paid off. Thanks everybody. It was a hell of a ride,” the country singer wrote on Twitter.

Eilish, 17-years-old, is also the first artist born in the 2000s to have a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart, according to Billboard.


Lil Nas X thanked his fans and followers in a lengthy Instagram post, recalling how he was a “struggling artist” less than a year ago and sharing how his life has drastically changed for the better.

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“Did I know it would become the longest running number 1️⃣ song of all time? NO! but I am so thankful that this blessing has been placed upon me,” he shared. “This song has changed my life and the way I see the world around me in less than a year.”

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Mariah Carey had the spot before Lil Nas X which she held for 16 weeks for “One Sweet Day” with Boyz II Men, also shared a congratulatory tweet to the breakout star with a photoshopped image of herself passing the torch to him.

“Sending love & congrats to @LilNasX on breaking one of the longest-running records in music history!” she wrote. “We’ve been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life!”

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