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Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Breaks Streaming Record Set by Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’

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A round of matte-black Gucci cowboy hats for the whole bar, and a bunch of baby carrots for the guys in the back! After leaping from No. 15 to No. 1 on its “Hot 100” chart last week, Billboard now reports that Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” officially had the biggest streaming week of all time. The previous record was set by Drake’s “In My Feelings” during the week of July 28, 2018, with 116.2 million listens. Lil Nas X’s country-rap fusion track? 143 million streams in the United States over the course of last week, as reported by Nielsen Music.

Interestingly, per Billboard’s rules, both the original song and the Billy Ray Cyrus remix count toward the “Old Town Road” streaming numbers. If Billboard starts counting every version by an older country star toward the song’s total, like Keith Urban’s banjo rendition below, Drake will never psychologically recover.

Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Breaks Drake’s Streaming Record