Of course, we are taking about Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," which became the No. 1 song in the country on Tuesday, officially ending Ariana Grande's reign atop Billboard's Hot 100. (Sorry, "7 Rings"!) What seemingly started off as a viral meme turned unexpected hit single turned full-blown country music controversy has turned Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Hill, into one of the most-talked about artists in the world, a far cry from last year, when the Atlanta rapper was struggling to find a place to live after dropping out of college.
Now, Lil Nas X is celebrating having "Old Town Road" hitting No. 1, a milestone he just so happened to achieve on his 20th birthday.