Billy Ray Cyrus Says Billie Eilish's 'Persistence Paid Off' Following 'Bad Guy' Hot 100 Takeover

Billy Ray Cyrus
Steven J. Bradley

Billy Ray Cyrus

Billie Eilish has officially snagged the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 24), as "Bad Guy" rises to the top after spending nine weeks at the runner-up rank.

The song claims the throne from Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, which stands as longest-leading Hot 100 chart-topper of all time, having reigned for 19 weeks.

"Congratulations @billieeilish Well deserved," Cyrus wrote on Twitter to support his fellow Bill(ie) upon hearing the news on Monday (Aug. 19). "Your persistence paid off. Thanks everybody. It was a hell of a ride."

Earlier in the day, Lil Nas X also congratulated the 17-year-old singer on the accomplishment. "u deserve this!!" he wrote.

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