“Old Town Road” has finally been knocked off the top Billboard spot.
congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!
— obamas cousin (@LilNasX) August 19, 2019
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.
“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.”
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!”