Since its official launch in 2019, Lil Nas X‘s breakout hit “Previous City Street” has shattered chart data and trade conventions alike, incomes the viral rapper his first Grammy wins for a monitor that sparked a wider cultural dialog about the hallmarks of nation music itself. Galloping to even larger heights in 2021, the collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus has grow to be the most-certified tune in RIAA historical past.
On Friday (January 9), Nas X shared the information that “Previous City Street” had gone 14x Platinum, supplanting John Legend’s “All of Me” and “Despacito” by Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, and Justin Bieber, each licensed 13x Platinum. “LETS GOOO!” Nas X wrote on Twitter, sharing a meme to have a good time the event. His collaborator Cyrus expressed gratitude through a post on the platform, writing: “I am speechless. #OTR is now 14x platinum and probably the most licensed tune in music historical past. Thank YOU!”
After initially gaining reputation on TikTok, the tune first entered the Billboard Scorching 100 in March 2019, later breaking the report for many weeks at No. 1 on the chart earlier than being dethroned by Billie Eilish’s “Unhealthy Man.” On the 2020 Grammys, it earned Nas X and Cyrus three nominations and two wins for Greatest Pop/Duo Efficiency and Greatest Music Video. Nas X’s most up-to-date launch was the Christmastime single “Holiday.”