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Lil Nas X Charts 11 Songs From 'Montero' on Billboard Hot 100, Led by Three in Top 10

Lil Nas X
Charlotte Rutherford*

Lil Nas X

Two of the LP's tracks also debut on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs.

Lil Nas X lands 11 songs, all from his new LP Montero, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 2). Three of the set's songs infuse the top 10, a new weekly best for Lil Nas X.

Montero (Lil Nas X was born Montero Hill) launches at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 126,000 equivalent album units earned, according to MRC Data. It marks his second entry on the tally, following his 2019 EP 7, which also reached No. 2.

Here's a recap of Lil Nas X's Hot 100 haul this week; all are debuts except where noted:

Rank, Title
No. 2, "Industry Baby," with Jack Harlow (matches peak first reached in August; up from No. 6)
No. 9, "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" (spent a week No. 1 upon its debut in April; up from No. 13)
No. 10, "Thats What I Want"
No. 42, "Scoop," feat. Doja Cat
No. 47, "Dolla Sign Slime," feat. Megan Thee Stallion
No. 72, "Dead Right Now"
No. 86, "Tales of Dominica"
No. 88, "One of Me," feat. Elton John
No. 90, "Lost in the Citadel"
No. 91, "Sun Goes Down" (peaked at No. 66 in June; re-enters)
No. 97, "Am I Dreaming," feat. Miley Cyrus

Before this week, Lil Nas X had charted seven total Hot 100 entries, dating to his breakthrough, record-breaking 19-week No. 1 "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, in 2019. With eight debuts, he more than doubles his career count to 15 charted Hot 100 songs.

"Thats What I Want" earns Lil Nas X his fifth Hot 100 top 10, following "Old Town Road," "Panini" (No. 5, 2019), "Montero" and "Baby." This is Lil Nas X's first week with three simultaneous top 10s.

Notably, Elton John's feature on "One of Me" marks the legendary singer-songwriter's 69th career Hot 100 hit, and second this year after his Dua Lipa collab "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)," which rises 98-74 for a new high. Prior to the debut of "Cold Heart" on Aug. 28, John hadn't appeared on the Hot 100 since 2000. He charts his first concurrent Hot 100 entries since July 25, 1998, when his former 14-week No. 1 "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" placed alongside follow-up "Recover Your Soul."

Lil Nas X also impacts other Billboard song charts. On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs, "Baby" rebounds for a fifth week each at No. 1, while "Lost in the Citadel" and "Life After Salem" debut at Nos. 8 and 10, respectively, on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs. The tracks mark his third and fourth entries on the ranking, after "F9mily (You & Me)" (No. 6) and "Bring You Down," featuring Ryan Tedder (No. 7), both in 2019. (Tedder co-wrote the new set's "Thats What I Want.")

All charts dated Oct. 2 will update tomorrow (Sept. 28) on Billboard.com.