The record-breaking week comes at the same time as the song’s historic 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, doesn’t just break the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the Aug. 3-dated chart (17!); it’s also the longest leader of all time on the Streaming Songs chart.
“Old Town Road” nabs a 17th week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs tally dated Aug. 3, accruing 72.5 million streams in the July 19-25 tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.
With 17 weeks atop the ranking -- all consecutive -- “Old Town Road” unseats “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, and takes sole possession of the distinction of the longest leader in the history of Streaming Songs, which began in 2013.