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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is the #1 song in the country and is finally getting some recognition from the Billboard charts.
After Billboard initially took down “Old Town Road” from their Country chart the backlash that they received garnered Lil Nas just the attention that he needed to get a feature from Billy Ray Cyrus. After the remix skyrocketed the song to the top of the chart, country radio stations across the US put the track into rotation. Now, the track is also making its debut on the Billboard Country Airplay charts.
On the Billboard site, fans can see that “Old Town Road” has entered the Billboard Country Airplay chart at #53. Billboard released a statement saying that the song’s entry onto the chart actually is largely due to its radio spins on the country stations, instead of the original issue of which genre it belonged to.
“The song’s profile first swelled thanks in part to TikTok videos and other viral memes, while subsequent attention has centered on its removal after a week on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (dated March 16),” it reads. “Hot Country Songs, based on airplay, streaming and sales, requires Billboard to designate songs for inclusion based on genre fit; Country Airplay, however, as well as Rhythmic Songs and Pop Songs, purely reflects plays on reporting stations.”
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