Lil Nas X Song With Billy Ray Cyrus Destroys Drake's Streaming Record

April 15, 2019

Whether you love it or hate it there's no denying that Lil Nas X's viral hit "Old Town Road" is on fire! It had some Billboard controversy when it charted on the country charts but was later removed due to it not having "enough elements.." to be considered a country song. So Lil Nas X hooked up with Billy Ray Cyrus for the Remix and now the single found itself enjoying a genuine moment in the sun. Now, the full extent of its success has been revealed, and the results are nothing short of impressive. In fact, "Old Town Road" has officially established itself a streaming juggernaut, breaking a record previously held by Drake. 

Billboard has officially confirmed that Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" has surpassed the single-week totals of Drake's "In My Feelings" on Billboard's U.S. Streaming Songs charts. Of course, it should be noted that both the remix and the original count toward the numbers, which might leave some raised eyebrows; after all, both versions are technically different, are they not? Still, Lil Nas X's accomplishment should not be undersold. "Old Town Road" secured 143 million U.S. streams in a single week of release, while "In My Feelings" previously held the record with 116.2 million during the height of the Shiggy-induced craze.