After spending 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X has been dethroned by Billie Eilish’s single, “Bad Guy.”
Soon after the news broke, Nas took to Twitter, writing, “Congratulations to Billie Eilish!! U deserve this!!”
The toppling of “Old Town Road” comes three weeks after Nas’ mega-hit single became the longest number one in Billboard history with 17 weeks, beating out Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which was at number one for 16 weeks in 1995-1996, and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (Remix) featuring Justin Bieber, which tied the record two years ago.
Eilish quickly responded to the big news by posting a screengrab of the headline in her Instagram Story, writing, “AYYYYYEEEE WE MADE IT.”
She also responded to Nas with a gentle ribbing: “I think he mad on the low… LMAO BUT THANK YOU B! LOVE YOU @lilnasx.”
The 17-year-old’s hit track has been at number two on the Hot 100 for nine weeks before claiming the top position. She is notably the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number-one single on the Billboard chart.