Gay Rapper Lil Nas X Breaks All-Time Pop Music Record With 17th Consecutive Week Atop Billboard’s Chart

Buzzfeed News reports:

Lil Nas X on Monday conquered one of the longest-held records in pop music history. With “Old Town Road” securing an astounding 17th week atop the Billboard Hot 100, the rapper has officially broken the record first set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which ran for an impressive 16 weeks.

That iconic collaboration began its run atop the chart beginning in December 1995 until March 1996. In 2017, Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” tied with “One Sweet Day” for most weeks at No. 1, however, it didn’t break the record as the song was unseated by Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”

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