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Lil Nas X makes history as Old Town Road becomes Billboard’s longest-running number one song

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Old Town Road is Billboard’s longest-running number one song (Picture: Getty Images)

We’ve had Old Town Road in our heads for what feels just like the final 20 years, so it’s no wonder that the hit is reigning splendid within the charts.

Lil Nas X and ’ ludicrously catchy track is formally Billboard’s longest-running song at number one, having spent 17 weeks on the most sensible.

The history-making monitor has changed Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s 2017 track Despacito, which spent 16 weeks at number one.

Mariah Caret and Boys II Men’s One Sweet Day in 1995 had additionally spent 16 weeks in high place.

Taking to Instagram, the rapper shared a long, emoji-filled message along side a video of him and Billy Ray Cyrus within the studio recording their model of the song.

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took to Instagram to proportion a clip of him and Billy Ray Cyrus recording their model of the monitor, along a long message to recognize its luck.

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‘Last year in October, as a struggling artist starting to lose faith in what I could be, I went looking for beats on YouTube,’ the 20-year-old started.

‘I remember clicking on so many generic sounding beats trying to find the right one for me. when suddenly I came across a country-trap sounding masterpiece.’

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Lil Nas X (L) and Billy Ray Cyrus attend the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
Lil Nas X collaborated with Billy Ray Cyrus at the monitor (Picture: WireImage)

‘I immediately knew I would make something special out of it.’

The rapper went to talk about recording the monitor and concluded the publish by way of thanking, ‘every single person who has been apart of this journey. As I said before, it’s just the start!’

The video presentations Lil Nas dancing as Billy Ray croons away on his guitar, with the rustic celebrity then telling the rapper: ‘You’re a mild on this international, guy, and also you’re gonna shine.’

There were unending remixes of the rustic/hip hop monitor, and it looks as if Lil Nas X would possibly even collaborate with nation legend Dolly Parton.

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