Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" officially number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Headlines 09/04/2019

If you haven't heard it by now, you will soon.

"Trap Country" rapper Lil Nas X took the internet by storm late last year when he dropped his track "Old Town Road," a sleeper hit that took inspiration from hours of playing Red Dead Redemption 2.

The song managed to climb it's way up the country charts before being unceremoniously cut by Billboard after the song's country credibility was questioned.

That decision caused further backlash from fans of the track, so much so that Billboard released their own statement, stating that their genre based charts are "a tool for people in the music business to better gauge the success of songs relative to others in a given format."

But the removal of the track only served to take it to new heights, culminating in todays announcement that the track is now officially the number 1 track on the Billboard Hot 100.

In an interview with Complex, Lil Nas X opened up about the experimental direction he decided to take the song in, citing it as a way of expressing his art differently to anything else currently going.

"I'm always going to be experimenting musically, trying new things," he said before explaining how he purposely makes his songs unique. "I tried to make sure everything sounds different, so you hear no two songs and think they sound alike."

The track caught the attention of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, who ended up dropping his own verse on the highly popular remix.

Catch the remix down below, and also check out the original up top: