Lil Nas X Breaks Record for Consecutive Weeks Atop the Billboard Hot 100 Chart — Statement from Music Biz President James Donio

Music Biz President James Donio has released the following statement regarding Lil Nas X’s unprecedented 17-week streak atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

“Since it began its dominance on the Billboard Hot 100 some 17 weeks ago, I’ve had trouble meeting anyone, young or old, who hasn’t had even part of “Old Town Road” stuck in their head. Congratulations to Columbia artist Lil Nas X, who is now irrevocably part of the zeitgeist. His genre-bending, Triple-Platinum smash single has just broken the all-time record for consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 chart. This milestone is a sterling example of how streaming gives fans everywhere incomparable access to new music and artists. This also underscores how social media allows artists to engage with fans in myriad ways and make exciting things happen. It is also significant for the LGBTQ community to have one of their own earn this achievement. With his debut EP releasing just over a month ago, Lil Nas X has a bright future ahead of him, and I am anxious to hear what head-bopping beats he has in store for music fans across the globe.”