Lil Nas X has broken another record with “Old Town Road”.
The hit song featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is now the highest certified song by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after becoming 14 times platinum. Which means it has brought in 14 million equivalent song units.
The RIAA describes a song unit as one digital song sale or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams.
“OLD TOWN ROAD IS OFFICIALLY 14 TIMES PLATINUM! MOST PLATINUMS FOR ANY SONG EVER! LETS GOOO!” the rapper commented on Saturday.
OLD TOWN ROAD IS OFFICIALLY 14 TIMES PLATINUM! MOST PLATINUMS FOR ANY SONG EVER! LETS GOOO! pic.twitter.com/JsqUdIapfQ
— nope (@LilNasX) January 9, 2021
“BRUH !!! Lmao what’s higher than diamond !????? I can’t even think of a gem JUST GIVE HIM THE RADIO,” SZA commented on Instagram.
Cyrus also weighed in saying he was “speechless.”
Incredible. I’m speechless. #OTR is now 14x platinum and the most certified song in music history. Thank YOU! @LilNasX @YoungKio @Dopebyaccident @theRonPerry @ColumbiaRecords @bolooki pic.twitter.com/qXGJ1ytvLe
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) January 9, 2021
The song has also gone 12 times platinum in Australia, four times in Belgium and New Zealand and diamond in Canada.
Additionally, Lil Nas X has a children’s book, C Is For Country, is currently No. 1.