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Rapper Lil Nas X recently sparked debate about the erasure of black cowboys, musicians, and the settlers of yesteryear. When Billboard removed his track “Old Country Road” from the Hot Country chart back in March, his fans argued that the move was racially motivated or bias against rap music. Then Wrangler announced it was launching a Lil […]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus has created a musical phenomenon, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is underway for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards. “Old Town Road” faces an uphill challenge. […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of “Old Town Road.” The song that beat out Mariah Carey and “Despacito” to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one sweet day for Lil Nas X: The breakthrough rapper’s viral “Old Town Road” has broken the Billboard record set by Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” for most weeks at No. 1. Lil Nas X accomplishes the feat this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi. “Old Town Road” logs its 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this […]

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Despite backlash and debate about whether he is worthy of rocking the country music crown, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The track was at the center of much hate online due to it rap-inspired take on country, Blavity reports. The outlet notes that the single started at […]