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‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X Becomes The Most-Certified Song in History

By January 12, 2021Music

14x Platinum.

At just 21-years-old, Lil Nas X holds the most certified song in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The hit ‘Old Town Road’ featuring Billy Ray Cyrus was certified 14x platinum, earning 14 million song units just over two years since its initial release.

With no surprise, Nas X took to Twitter to share his excitement, sharing a meme to reflect the celebration.

Garnering unlimited success, the song was independently released back in December 2018, only for it to enter the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2019 after finding popularity on TikTok. It was then re-released that same month accompanied by a remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

Not only is the 14x Platinum award a huge milestone for the Georgia-native, but the track also received the fastest-selling diamond record of all time and became the longest-running no.1 song ever.

FEATURE PHOTO CREDIT: Variety