Lil Nas X’s “Previous City Highway” is now essentially the most licensed music in RIAA historical past
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” starring Billy Ray Cyrus is now the most certified song in RIAA history. The viral rap star announced on Twitter that the single, which was released in 2019, was 14x platinum, displacing “All of Me” by John Legend and “Despacito” by Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber, both of which are 13x platinum were awarded.
The RIAA guidelines for individual certification were revised in 2013 to include streams for gold and platinum awards. In 2019, Old Town Road broke the record at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for most weeks and stayed at the top for a total of 19 weeks before being deposed by Billie Eilish’s “villain”. The song was recorded on its debut 7 EP. Last year he released the Take a Daytrip-produced single “Holiday”.