Billie Eilish: Replaced Lil Nas X as the Hottest Song on the Charts

Early predictions got it wrong: Billie Eilish — and not Lil Nas X — has the hottest song in the country.

“Old Town Road” spent 19 straight weeks dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On Monday, Lil Nas X congratulated 17-year-old Billie Eilish via Twitter, (quote) “u deserve this!!”

She pushed “Bad Guy” over the edge to surpass “Old Town Road” by releasing a new vertical video on Thursday.

Billie Eilish becomes the first artist born in the 21st century to have a Number-One hit. She’s the youngest since Lorde’s “Royals” ruled the Hot 100 in the fall of 2013. (Billboard)

Hot Takes:

  • Billie Eilish missed out on a dubious record of spending 10 weeks stuck as runner-up. Missy Elliott’s “Work It” owns that milestone.
  • “Señorita” by young lovers Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello is poised to become the next chart-topper.
  • Next week, #Shawmila will perform “Señorita” at the MTV Video Music Awards… and seal their relationship status on stage with a kiss.
  • “Old Town Road” dropped to number-three behind “Señorita.”