Two years since its initial release, the Lil Nas X “Old Town Road” viral sensation has become the highest certified song in RIAA history.
Confirmed by the Recording Industry Association of America, the Billy Ray Cyrus-featured version of the single has become their highest selling, certified song of all time, reaching 14-times platinum status in the the United States. Specifically, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. Currently, the Columbia Records-released song boasts over 1.1 billion plays on Spotify alone.
Announcing their excitement, the two collaborators on the country/hip-hop crossover took to social media and SZA, getting in on the fun, offered her praise with: “BRUH !!! Lmao what’s higher than diamond !????? I can’t even think of a gem JUST GIVE HIM THE RADIO.”
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