History has been made with Lil Nas X taking the title of longest-running hip hop song on the Billboard 100. But that’s not all! he gets a second title as the only gay man to come out whilst being Number 1 on the chart.

So who is Lil NAS X?
Born near Atlanta in 1999. Nas X has spent most of his time building a social media profile. Interviewed in Rolling Stone he said: “I was doing Facebook comedy videos, then I moved over to Instagram, and then I hopped on Twitter … where I really was a master. That was the first place where I could go viral.”
Fast forward to December 2018, Nas X releases a country rap song “Old Town Road”. Thanks to the #yeehaw challenge the song goes viral! As of July 2019 there’s been 67 million views.
Now signed by Columbia Records. Nas X broke Drake’s record for the most U.S. streams in one week with 143 million streams for the week ending April 11 [2019]

Nas X broke Drake’s record for the most U.S. streams in one week with 143 million streams

On June 21 Nas X released his debut EP, 7, The EP debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. As of August 2019 the song charted seventeen weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Final thought: Nas X is pursuing his dream of being a ‘viral’ superstar. And while he doesn’t have the skills of Kendrick, Drake, Gambino…  he is challenging stereotypes. And that counts for something.