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Lil Nas X
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Nas X at the American Music Awards in November 2019
Born
Montero Lamar Hill

April 9, 1999 (1999-04-09) (age 22)
Nationality American
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2015–present
Awards Full list
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels Columbia

Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known as Lil Nas X ( nahz), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He came to international attention for his country rap single "Old Town Road", which first achieved viral popularity on the micro-platform video sharing app TikTok in early 2019, and was Diamond Certified by November the same year. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for nineteen weeks, the longest for any song since the chart debuted in 1958. In June 2019, Nas X came out as gay, the only artist ever to have done so while having a number-one record. "Old Town Road" earned him two MTV Video Music Awards including Song of the Year and the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song. Nas X is the only openly LGBTQ artist to win a Country Music Association award. He won two Grammy Awards for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, along with being nominated six others, the most for any male in 2019. TIME named him to their inaugural TIME 100 Next list.

Songs

His debut EP, 7, was released in June 2019 with its second single, "Panini", peaking at number five on the Hot 100 and three on Rolling Stone's Top 100. Its third single "Rodeo" with Cardi B, peaked at number nine on the Rolling Stone Top 100. As of September 2019, his songs have been streamed over 2.3 billion times.

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