Billy Ray Cyrus

“Old Town Road” Breaks Records with 17 Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus

No other artist in the history of music has ever achieved what Billy Ray Cyrus accomplished today. The singer/songwriter and worldwide entertainment icon hailing from Flatwoods, Kentucky shattered records when “Old Town Road,” featuring Cyrus, charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Lil Nas X for 17 consecutive weeks. Cyrus also holds the record for 17 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 all-genre albums chart in 1992 with Some Gave All.

“17 is my new favorite number! 17 weeks No. 1 Single “Old Town Road.” 17 weeks No. 1 Album Some Gave All. My goal was always to make music that would touch people’s lives around the world,” said Cyrus.

“Old Town Road” (Columbia Records) also leads Streaming Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for 17 weeks each, according to Billboard. 

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
17, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 13, 2019
16, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017
16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992
(Source: Billboard)

The cultural phenomenon that is “Old Town Road” feat. Cyrus has achieved RIAA© Diamond status of more than 10 million units. The star-studded music video for the track has exceeded 230 million views since released in May. Recently, Lionsgate unleashed a trailer featuring “Old Town Road” to promote the September 20 release of “Rambo: Last Blood,” starring Sylvester Stallone. CLICK HERE to watch.  

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe NOW and NEVER miss the latest country music news!

Share this country music news with friends:
Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe NOW and NEVER miss the latest country music news!