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Country Flub

Lil Nas X follows “Old Town Road” with a new EP.
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LIL NAS X.

COLUMBIA RECORDS.

AS “OLD TOWN ROAD” closes out its third month on top of the Billboard “Hot 100” chart, it enters the company of the most successful hit singles of the past 20 years. It has already enjoyed a longer stay than event records like Pharrell’s “Happy,” Adele’s “Hello,” and Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women, Pt. I.” Those songs still get burn today; they’re etched into the history of popular culture. Maybe, in the future, we’ll remember “Old Town Road” as a bright spot in strange times.

This feat is doubly impressive because

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