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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Again Rules Hot 100; Billy Ray Cyrus Credited For First #1

Billy Ray Cyrus scores his first career chart-topper.

Old Town Road - Audio Cover | Columbia

Powered almost entirely by interest in the original version, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” shot to #1 on last week’s Billboard Hot 100.

Thanks to combined activity for the original version and the new Billy Ray Cyrus remix, “Old Town Road” stays at #1 on this week’s chart.

Noting the significance of the remix’s contribution, Billboard’s chart now formally credits Billy Ray Cyrus as a featured artist. The veteran, therefore, occupies #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in his career.

“Old Town Road” dominated the weekly US sales race, while setting the all-time record for single week streams. It also posted big gains at radio.

In short, it is a legitimate behemoth.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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