Charts Analysis: Lil Nas X scores debut No.1 single

After seven weeks at No.1, Someone You Loved is finally dethroned, its place at the singles chart summit being taken by Lil Nas X’s viral breakout Old Town Road.

With consumption soaring 27.50% week-on-week to 80,314 units (including 75,363 from sales-equivalent streams), Old Town Road – which previously streaked 67-39-2 – is the first ever hit for 20-year-old Atlantan rapper Lil Nas X, and completes a transatlantic double by remaining atop the US Hot 100 for a second week.

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