Lil Nas X just scored his second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 Monday with his controversial new single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”
Lil Nas who holds the title of most consecutive weeks at No. 1 thanks to “Old Town Road” and its historic 19-week run in 2019, is finally back on top, dethroning Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” in the process.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Nas wrote that he was told he would “never have a hit again,” as he thanked his fans and team.
“Y’all told a 19 year old who had just escaped the lowest point in his life he would never have a hit again,” he wrote. “You told him to stop while he’s ahead. He could’ve gave up. But 4 multi platiunum songs and 2 #1’s later, he’s still here.”
y’all told a 19 year old who had just escaped the lowest point of his life that he would never have a hit again. you told him to stop while he’s ahead. he could’ve gave up. but 4 multi platinum songs and 2 #1’s later, he’s still here. thank you to my team and my fans! ily 🏹🤍 https://t.co/cW0UiXjJOk
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) April 5, 2021
Nas has now spent 20 weeks at No. 1, as “Montero” earned him 46.9 million U.S. streams and sold 21,000 first-week downloads, according to MRC Data.
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