10 months Mega-hit ‘Old Town Road’ breaks US singles chart record MB |Ent
Overnight sensation Lil Nas X continued his wild ride of pop music domination Monday, taking the reins of the record for longest stretch atop the US singles chart at 17 weeks with his infectious country-trap smash “Old Town Road.” The viral mega-hit that mashes banjo twangs with thumping bass from the unknown artist-turned-industry maverick topped the Billboard record of 16 weeks on the industry’s most closely watched singles chart. That was set by 1995’s “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men and matched by the 2017 Latin juggernaut “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. ... more