"LMAO" she wrote in another, referring to up-and-coming rapper Lil Nas X. Now, Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" has knocked "Old Town Road' from atop its record-breaking throne and Lil Nas X's reaction to losing his number one spot is priceless".
Lil Nas X congratulated Billie Eilish and shared a meme about his standing at Columbia Records now that "Old Town Road" has been dethroned by "Bad Guy" as the number 1 single.
"Bad Guy" spent an unprecedented nine weeks at the #2 spot before finally ascending to the top spot, Billboard also reports.
RIP to the summer of Lil Nas X, and hello to the fall of Gen Z sensation Billie Eilish.
That's longer than the 2017 hit Despacito, and pop juggernauts Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's song One Sweet Day. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in March, also making Eilish the youngest artist to do that. Eilish's new position sets her up for a fresh milestone: the first artist born in the 2000s to nab a No. 1 hit.
Billie Eilish and Liil Nas X are both having one hell of a year and they clearly can't be stopped. "Your persistence paid off".
Insiders believe that Columbia Records' push to promote "Panini" over "Old Town Road" marked the end of its run at the top.
A previously unknown Atlanta rapper, Lil Nas X last month broke the record of 16 weeks on the industry's most closely watched singles chart.