Lil Nas X has proved to be on relenting in setting records this year as his hit single Old Town Road becomes the fastest to hit Diamond. His song was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Tuesday night, becoming the fastest song in history to reach that status.
The benchmark for attaining diamond is for the single or album to have sold a minimum of ten million units. This puts Lil Nas X in a select group of only 14 rappers to achieve the feat, including Hip Hop heavyweights like Tupac, Eminem and Outkast.
Setting a new record for the longest-running No. 1 single on the Hot 100, gracing the cover of Time Magazine and scooping up an MTV VMA award are some of the career milestones the country crossover rapper now has under his belt.