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Mariah Carey congratulates Lil Nas X

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Mariah Carey congratulates Lil Nas X | mcarchives.com
Mariah Carey is happily handing over the chart-reigning torch to Lil Nas X. Monday marked a monumental moment for the young rapper as his "Old Town Road" remix, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, wrapped up a record-breaking 17 weeks on the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

With the song becoming the longest-running number one single in history, it knocked out the two tracks that were previously tied for the record with 16 weeks at the top - Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's 1995 ballad, "One Sweet Day", and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber.

"Sending love and congrats to Lil Nas X on breaking one of the longest running records in music history," Carey tweeted alongside what appeared to be a photoshopped image showing her handing a torch over to the rapper against a Billboard backdrop. "We've been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to Boyz II Men and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life."

Carey then noted that the song will always hold a special place in her heart, while responding to a fan who tweeted about the history of the song and its "magic". "Thank you for acknowledging this song," Carey wrote. "One Sweet Day will always hold a special place in my heart and I want to thank anyone who's ever told me how this song has affected them and their loved ones."

The rapper responded to Carey's kind words by sharing her post on Instagram, with the caption, "legend". Earlier in the day, Nas posted about the charting milestone on his Instagram. "I immediately knew I would make something special out of it," he wrote in a lengthy caption about the track.

(Entertainment Tonight)


Travis from USA
(Tuesday 30 July 2019; 23:38)
I have to start by saying that I have nothing against Lil Nas X whatsoever. Mariah and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" was #1 for 16 weeks based strictly on sales, radio airplay, and no social media (never existed). Today, all you have to do is stream a song millions of times (mostly) with little sales, lack of radio airplay, create tons of remixes that count as the same song, and an artist can remain at the top easily for weeks at a time with no major chart shifts. These kinds of things never happened until Billboard changed the rules a couple of years ago. Am I upset that this "most weeks at #1" record was broken? Yes, but because of the rules and not the artist. Had the rules back then still applied today, this record most likely wouldn't have been broken so easily and songs on the Hot 100 would have a chance to shift. It even took the rules change from Billboard for "Despacito" to tie the record at the time. Just sayin'.
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achul from malaysia
(Wednesday 31 July 2019; 02:35)
I remember Mimi said records are meant to be broken during her interview with Kimora Lee Simmon. She still hold more records.
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Betty from Canada
(Wednesday 31 July 2019; 14:01)
Still the longest running Hot 100 #1 by a female.
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