NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Lil Nas X performs onstage during day 3 of the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 8, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Lil Nas X still No. 1, learns to make perfect ‘Panini’ with Gordon Ramsay

Another milestone for Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X – his “Old Town Road” will spend its 14th week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making it only the 10th song to achieve such longevity.

If the country/rap breakout hit endures for another three weeks, it will become the longest-running No. 1 in chart history.

A few days ago, Lil Nas X tweeted a cryptic message that seemed to indicate a remix of the song with fellow Atlanta rapper Young Thug might still be on the way. 

His debut EP, “7,” also made an impressive debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart (behind Chris Brown’s “Indigo”). 

The 20-year-old rapper has been thrust into a whirlwind since his song created controversy about its placement on the country charts. Since then, Lil Nas X has recorded a remix with Billy Ray Cyrus, announced he is gay, experienced support and backlash from that announcement, performed with Cardi B in London and, most recently, learned how to make the perfect panini with Gordon Ramsay, a nod to the second single from “7,” the aptly named…”Panini.”

Also, some interesting chart trivia from Billboard:

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
16, "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017
16, "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14, "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 13, 2019
14, "Uptown Funk!," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, "I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight," Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)," Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, "I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.