After 19 Weeks, “Old Town Road” Is No Longer No. 1

Billie Eilish has dethroned the viral hit

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Billy Ray Cyrus (L) and Lil Nas X attend the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Billy Ray Cyrus (L) and Lil Nas X attend the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
By Bonnie Stiernberg / August 20, 2019 5:39 am

Looks like it’s finally time for Lil Nas X to take his horse to the old town road and ride off into the sunset.

After a record-setting 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, “Old Town Road” has been dethroned, knocked off the top of the chart by Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”

Lil Nas X’s viral hit became the longest running No. 1 hit in history last month when it surpassed the previous record of 16 weeks, held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito.” The rapper took to Twitter on Monday afternoon (Aug. 19th) to congratulate Eilish on her first No. 1 single.

“congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!” he wrote on Twitter.

“Bad Guy” is Eilish’s first No. 1 single. It spent nine weeks at No. 2 before rising to the top spot. Her first studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart back in March.

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