Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Is The Highest Platinum-Selling Single In U.S. History

Since its release, “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has officially gone 14-times platinum in the US & become the highest certified song in history, according to the RIAA. 

The 21-year-old, born Montero Lamar Hill, shared the outstanding feat on Twitter. 

“‘Old Town Road’ is officially 14-times platinum!” he wrote. 

Cyrus also shared his joy over the announcement on Twitter, tagging the rapper before thanking him.

Lil Nas X had four other platinum singles, including “Panini,” “Holiday,” “Rodeo (featuring Cardi B),” and “7 EP,” according to the RIAA.

He also dropped his highly-anticipated children’s book, as Blavity previously reported. 'C’ is for Country was published by Random House Books.

As he continues to ride the stardom wave, the rapper has become more comfortable with taking control of his narrative starting with taking life to the next level when he came out as gay in 2019. 

He stated he owed his decision to live in his truth to Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean.

“I think artists like Frank in general and, like, Tyler, made it easier for me to be where I am, comfortably,” Lil Nas X said before complimenting Ocean’s earlier work.

Lil Nas X shows no signs of slowing down & he has all of our attention!