Billie Eilish Ousts Lil Nas X From Billboard Hot 100 Top Slot

By | August 20, 2019 at 11:12 AM
Billie’s Bad Guy Takes Top Spot, Lil Nas X Says Congrats

After a record-breaking 19 weeks in the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” was finally ousted by Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”. Lil Nas X isn’t mad about it though, in a tweet he said: “congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!”. “Old Town Road” broke the record of the longest-running number 1 song previously held for 16 weeks by Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day”. Billy Ray Cyrus, who’s featured on “Old Town Road”, also congratulated Billie on twitter saying: “Congratulations @billieeilish Well deserved. Your persistence paid off. Thanks everybody. It was a hell of a ride.” Lil Nas X was able to keep his song at number 1 by continually releasing new mixes or versions featuring different artists since each new mix added to the song’s chart numbers. Will Billie follow the same route to stay on top? The Bad Guy remix with Justin Bieber was released at the beginning of July which may have given the song the push it needed to grip the top spot. Eilish is the first person born in the 2000s to have a song hit number one so the achievement is pretty awesome no matter how long it stays there.