It’s been a crazy year for Lil Nas X. The rapper exploded onto the charts with his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus earlier this year. Now, “Old Town Road” is officially certified diamond. It’s the first track released in 2019 to achieve the milestone.
Lil Nas X previously thought the song had hit diamond-status in July but was later corrected by the RIAA who said it had only achieved “3x multi-Platinum” at the time. The diamond certification means that the song has sold at least 10 million units since release. The rapper is in good company with other artists who have achieved this milestone including Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber.
As if this wasn’t exciting enough, “Old Town Road” is the fastest song to ever reach diamond, according to Complex. It’s also the longest-running Number 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song managed to occupy the top spot for a total of 19 consecutive weeks. Will Lil Nas X be able to keep up this crazy success or is he just a one-hit-wonder? Only time will tell.