Lil Nas X's huge "Old Town Road" hit is the fastest song in history to be certified diamond by the RIAA.
Yesterday (22 October), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed that "Old Town Road" has finally achieved diamond status.
"Old Town Road" was originally released in December 2018, but went viral soon after when Billy Ray Cyrus contributed a guest verse. The single spent 19 weeks at the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and was knocked off by Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" in August.
Lil Nas X celebrated the new certification on Twitter last night (22 October).
OLD TOWN ROAD IS OFFICIALLY DIAMOND!! pic.twitter.com/3nR7fYJEE3— nope (@LilNasX) October 23, 2019
Other tracks that have reached diamond status in the past include Justin Bieber's "Baby", Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance", Carly Rae Jespsen's "Call Me Maybe", and more.