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 Eilish in a series of Twitter messages.
“Congratulations to Billie Eilish!!” Lil Nas X tweeted on Monday. Cyrus, who was featured on the remix, said: ‘Congratulations @billieeilish Well deserved. Your persistence paid off. Thanks everybody. It was a hell of a ride.’
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 19, 2019
In July, Old Town Road made history when it claimed its record-breaking 17th week at the summit. But he has said there will be “no more ‘Old Town Roads’” after he shared a most recent remix of the track featuring Young Thug and Mason Ramsey.
‘Bad guy’ comes from the teen superstar’s debut full-length, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’. In the NME review of the album, Thomas Smith called it “a memorable and game-changing debut record, with Billie’s disruptive streak front and centre”.
There hasn’t been word of a follow-up yet, but, based on Eilish’s release schedule, the sophomore could arrive at the end of next year.