Mariah Carey Congratulates Lil Nas X on Beating Her Billboard Hot 100 Chart Record
By Leena Tailor
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 & congrats to @LilNasX 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 @BoyzIIMen 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.”
Thank you for acknowledging this song ❤ 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. https://t.co/zUT1f3IzEcpic.twitter.com/0aImKtzpXc