Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs Charts

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Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 2019 Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field on April 28, 2019 in Indio, Calif.

The smash scores a 19th week atop each tally.

Two weeks after breaking the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, does the same on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, leading the latter two tallies (dated Aug. 17) for a record-eclipsing 19th week each.

On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, the track bests the 18-week domination of Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, in 2016. On Hot Rap Songs, "Road" passes the 18-week rules of Drake's "Hotline Bling" (2015-16); Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX (2014); and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Hot Boyz," featuring NAS, EVE and Q-Tip (1999-2000).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs began as an all-encompassing genre chart in October 1958 and Hot Rap Songs launched in March 1989.

Here are the updated leaderboards spotlighting the titles that have led both Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs the longest.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, 1958-2019
19, "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, hit No. 1 April 13, 2019
18, "One Dance," Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla, May 21, 2016
16, "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell, June 22, 2013
15, "Be Without You," Mary J. Blige, Jan. 7, 2006
14, "Rockstar," Post Malone feat. 21 Savage, Oct. 28, 2017
14, "See You Again," Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, April 25, 2015
14, "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, Jan. 26, 2013
14, "Diamonds," Rihanna, Oct. 20, 2012
14, "Pretty Wings," Maxwell, Aug. 15, 2009
14, "Blame It," Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain, Feb. 21, 2009
14, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox, Nov. 7, 1998

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rap Songs, 1989-2019
19, "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, hit No. 1 April 13, 2019
18, "Hotline Bling," Drake, Oct. 10, 2015
18, "Fancy," Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, May 3, 2014
18, "Hot Boyz," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott feat. NAS, EVE & Q-Tip, Nov. 27, 1999
17, "Panda," Desiigner, April 23, 2016
15, "Rockstar," Post Malone feat. 21 Savage, Oct. 28, 2017
15, "See You Again," Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, April 25, 2015
15, "Timber," Pitbull feat. Ke$ha, Jan. 18, 2014
15, "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, Jan. 19, 2013
15, "Best I Ever Had," Drake, June 13, 2009

As previously reported, "Road" posts a record-extending 19th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100.

The smash has also rewritten the marks for the most time spent atop the all-genre Streaming Songs chart (19 weeks to date) and the most weekly streams for any song ever (143 million, according to Nielsen Music; April 20).

All charts will update tomorrow (Aug. 13) on Billboard.com.

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