Lil Nas X sets record for most weeks at number one

Lil Nas X has made chart history in the US.

His massive 89.7 Bay hit Old Town Road has broken the record set by Mariah Carey’s One Sweet Day for the most weeks at number one.

The rapper’s track has now spent 17 weeks at the top of the American Hot 100 chart.

Mariah Carey set the record in 1996, and the only song to come close to breaking it was Despacito in 2017.

Old Town Road, which has achieved most of its success through audio streaming, was originally a solo song but 20-year-old Lil Nas X then added country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus to the track.

The song also has remix versions featuring Diplo, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and BTS, and Billboard counts the original song and its remixes as one when calculating chart position.