Cape Town – Columbia Records recently announced that Old Town Road is the first 2019 track to reach diamond status.
The famous track, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is not only the first song of 2019 to gain this status, but it is also the first in the Recording Industry Association of America's history to meet the minimum requirement of 10 000 000 units sold so quickly.
The rapper released the chart-topper in December 2018 where it initially became a viral sensation on TikTok.
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Old Town Road featuring Billy Ray Cyrus stayed at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running number-one single in the chart's history.
Lil Nas X – who came out as the song topped the charts – is nominated for a Country Music Award for the song.
The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, 14 November.
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Compiled by Alex Isaacs.