Lil Nas X

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Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X with a Bowser Jr. t-shirt his hands upraised
Lil Nas X in April 2019
Background information
Birth nameMontero Lamar Hill
Born (1999-04-09) April 9, 1999 (age 20)
Lithia Springs, Georgia, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2018–present

Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper[1] and singer-songwriter. He became well known for his country rap breakout single "Old Town Road", which first achieved viral popularity in early 2019.[2][3] The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100[4][5] and remained there for nineteen weeks.[6]

In June 2019, Nas X came out as gay, the only artist at that point to have done so while having a number-one record.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (July 17, 2019). "Atlanta rappers Lil Nas X, Cardi B among Time's 25 most influential people on the Internet". ajc. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  2. Espinoza, Joshua (13 March 2019). "Rapper Lil Nas X Scored a Billboard Hot 100 Hit Thanks to a TikTok Meme." Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. Emily Yahr (29 March 2019). "Billboard pulled Lil Nas X's viral 'Old Town Road' from the country chart. It ignited a controversy". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. Sisario, Ben (2019-04-05). "Lil Nas X Added Billy Ray Cyrus to 'Old Town Road.' Is It Country Enough for Billboard Now?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  5. "Lil Nas X, Country Music's Unlikely Son, Sparks Conversation On Genre And Race". Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  7. Sheffield, Rob (July 19, 2019). "The 'Old Town Road' Goes on Forever". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  8. Thompson, Paul (July 17, 2019). "Lil Nas X Is Strategically Closing in on History". Vulture. Retrieved 2019-07-17.