Wednesday, April 24, 2024

UPDATE Rapped Lil Nas X Gets His Number 1 on Country Chart at Last: iTunes, Better than Billboard


Billboard took Lil Nas X’s country song, “Old Town Road,” off its country chart. So Lil Nas X, a rapper, was smart: he added Billy Ray Cyrus to the remix.

Now “Old Town Road” is number one not only on the iTunes pop chart, but it’s number 1 on the country chart.

A rapper now stands atop the Country chart.

Billboard, in what seems like move to keep a black artist off the country chart, made a terrible mistake. Now, as “Old Town Road” is selling, selling, selling, the “Bible” of pop music will have to backtrack fast.

“Old Town Road” is also at the top of all Spotify’s streaming charts!

Now Lil Nas X will have to make a whole album of country sounding songs. And you know what that means!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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