“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X is currently the most certified song in the history of the RIAA.
Lil Nas X’s remix made in collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus is now 14 times platinum certified in the US gaining up to 14 million equivalent song units in only a little over 2 years since the song’s independent release. The announcement of this overwhelmingly positive milestone was shared by Nas X via social media via a meme.
OLD TOWN ROAD IS OFFICIALLY 14 TIMES PLATINUM! MOST PLATINUMS FOR ANY SONG EVER! LETS GOOO! pic.twitter.com/JsqUdIapfQ
— nope (@LilNasX) January 9, 2021
Originally released independently back in December of 2018, Old Town Road was entered into the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March of 2019 following the song’s growing popularity on TikTok. In that same month, Old Town Road saw a re-release from Columbia Records and the remix made with Billy Ray Cyrus dropped in early April 2019. The song went on to set a myriad of records throughout 2019 such as becoming the longest running Number 1, and the fastest sold diamond record in history. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus were nominated for 3 awards in the 2020 GRAMMYs including Best Music Video, Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
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