Published: Tue, August 20, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Billie Eilish ends Lil Nas X’s 19-week USA number one streak

Billie Eilish ends Lil Nas X’s 19-week USA number one streak

"LMAO" she wrote in another, referring to up-and-coming rapper Lil Nas X.

Eilish's "Bad Guy" rose from No. 2 to No. 1, finally toppling the country rap song featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, which had a record-breaking 19-week run at the top of the Hot 100. During his time on the throne, he came out as gay, released a new EP, and broke several records on the Billboard Hot 100.

On Monday 19 August, Lil Nas X tweeted his congratulations to the 17-year-old star, writing: "congratulations to billie eilish! u deserve this!"

Not only is Eilish's first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, but she's also the first artist born in the 21st century to reach the spot, as she was born December 18, 2001.

1 position, Eilish released the single back in March alongside the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

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Old Town Road slips to Number 3 on this week's United States singles chart, while Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's Senorita lifts from 3 to 2.

That's longer than the 2017 hit Despacito, and pop juggernauts Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's song One Sweet Day.

Lil Nas X isn't salty by any means.

"Congratulations to Billie Eilish!".

Lil Nas X then followed up his congratulatory tweet with a savagely hilarious meme about his record label dropping him now that "Old Town Road" was no longer number one.

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