Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Goes Diamond
Lil Nas X adds another milestone to a long line of them.
On Tuesday (Oct. 22), the RIAA announced that Nas X's "Old Town Road" had been certified 10-times platinum after selling 10 million units. The single, which has seen remixes featuring Young Thug, Billy Ray Cyrus and more, has gone diamond.
As we alluded to up top, this is just the latest Lil Nas X accomplishment. Earlier this year, the rapper broke the record for the longest-streak of No. 1 placements on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Using a memorable hook, comedic southern drawl and Nas X's keen understanding of social media, his breakout single surpassed internet phenomenon status a few times over.
This news comes nearly a month after Lil Nas X said he'd be taking a break from the music world. Using his Twitter account, Nas X said it'd been a crazy ride but it was time to reset.
"[It's] been a wild last 7 months and im ready to take a little time off," Nas X wrote in a tweet from last month. "[Sorry] to everyone attending twitchcon or the sandbox music festival, i will not be there. i love u guys and will make it up to you some way. 😎❤️."
Salute to Lil Nas X for his accomplishment. Here's to hoping he keeps it up.
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