Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He came to international attention for his country rap breakout single “Old Town Road”, which first achieved viral popularity on the video-sharing app TikTok in early 2019. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for nineteen weeks, the only song to do so since the chart started in 1958. As of August 2019, it has received over one billion streams on Spotify, and earned him two MTV Video Music Awards. His debut EP, 7, was released on June 21, 2019. His second single from 7, “Panini”, debuted in Rolling Stone’s Top 100 top ten in July 2019.
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.
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