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Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ becomes first song of 2019 to be certified diamond

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Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has officially been certified diamond, making it the first song released in 2019 to do so. READ MORE: ‘Old Town Road’– how the TikTok-propelled country-trap banger sparked debate about genre, race and exclusion On Tuesday (October 22), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that ‘Old Town Road’...

Lil Nas X read his VMA acceptance speech from a scroll – and it’s already a meme

Lil Nas X reads out his acceptance speech for winning Song of the Year at the MTV VMAs 2019
Lil Nas X paired his big wins at the MTV VMAs with his signature tongue-in-cheek commentary – again positioning himself as the subject of countless memes. Read more: The best performances at the MTV VMAs 2019 The singer picked up the Song of the Year gong for 'Old Town Road (remix)' with Billy Ray Cyrus yesterday (August 26) and unfurled...

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus praise Billie Eilish after ‘Old Town Road’ is knocked from top of US charts

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus have applauded Billie Eilish after she managed to topple 'Old Town Road' at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. After beating 'Despacito' to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in history, Lil Nas X's hit was dethroned by Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' on Monday evening. Proving humble in defeat, the pair quickly thanked...

This line by Billy Ray Cyrus was scrapped from his verse on Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’

Billy Ray Cyrus’ iconic verse on his Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ remix would’ve sounded a lot different if the country singer had been allowed to sing about pot rather than diamond rings and Fendi sports bras.  According to a recent interview with Taste of Country, Cyrus revealed that a line he had originally written for his verse was omitted...

Watch as Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus perform ‘Old Town Road’ in the middle of Miley Cyrus’ Glastonbury set

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Miley Cyrus gave way for Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus to perform their mega hit 'Old Town Road' in the middle of her Glastonbury set today (June 30). Read more: Glastonbury 2019 secret sets: Who’s confirmed, and who’s rumoured to be playing? Stepping onto the stage following Kylie Minogue‘s afternoon legends slot, where the Australian pop star brought...

Watch Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus perform ‘Old Town Road’ at the BET Awards 2019

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus took their remix of the viral hit ‘Old Town Road’ to the BET Awards 2019 last night (June 23). Watch their performance below. The duo made a grand entrance – on horses. Nas X and Billy Ray trotted to the award show’s entrance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, before taking...

Watch Lil Nas X’s video for Billy Ray Cyrus remix of ‘Old Town Road’

Lil Nas X has shared the video for the Billy Ray Cyrus remix of his hit single, ‘Old Town Road’. The track has topped the charts in both the UK and the US, but controversy was sparked in the States after it was removed from the country charts. Following that incident, a number of musicians came to Lil Nas...

‘Old Town Road’– how the TikTok-propelled country-trap banger sparked debate about genre, race and exclusion

Lil Nas X ‘s debut song 'Old Town Road', which has taken the US Charts by storm over the last month and scored a Number One single in the UK, has had a very, well, bumpy road. How it all started The meme-friendly tune first gained more popularity on social network TikTok, a platform which has fast become one of the...