Billie Eilish ended Lil Nas X’s 19-week-long reign on the Billboard Hot 100 throne — and you should see her in a crown.
Eilish’s “Bad Guy” overtook “Old Town Road” for the number one slot on Monday.
That means that Lil Nas X’s 19-week record for the longest time atop the Billboard Hot 100 is over, and Eilish is now the first artist born in the 2000s to hold the number one position. The 17-year-old Eilish isn’t the youngest artist to ever top the chart — most recently, a 16-year-old Lorde did it with “Royals” in 2013. But Eilish, born in 2001, has opened the door for artists born in the new millennium.
Eilish also set a record-high of nine weeks hovering at number two before rising to the number one slot. Before her, three songs had held number two for eight weeks before moving up: “Starboy” by The Weekend, “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, and “The Way You Move” by OutKast, according to EW.
Now that “Bad Guy” is in the lead, “Old Town Road” has been relegated to the number three slot, behind Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Senorita.” In fourth and fifth place are Lizzo and Khalid, with “Truth Hurts” and “Talk” respectively.
But Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, who was featured on “Old Town Road,” aren’t mad.
“Congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!” Lil Nas X tweeted Monday.
Cyrus followed suit, also tweeting Monday, “Congratulations [Billie Eilish] Well deserved. Your persistence paid off. Thanks everybody. It was a hell of a ride.”
congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!
— nope (@LilNasX) August 19, 2019
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 19, 2019
— Billboard Charts (@billboardcharts) August 19, 2019