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Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Becomes Highest Certified Song in Music History

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has officially gone 14-times Platinum, making it the highest certified song ever by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Since its release, "Old Town Road" has earned 14 million equivalent song units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams.

Over the weekend, Lil Nas X celebrated the major milestone, writing on social media, "OLD TOWN ROAD IS OFFICIALLY 14 TIMES PLATINUM! MOST PLATINUMS FOR ANY SONG EVER! LETS GOOO!"

Cyrus also acknowledged the milestone on social media, tweeting, "Incredible. I’m speechless. #OTR is now 14x platinum and the most certified song in music history."

Previously, the highest certified songs were “All of Me” by John Legend and “Despacito” by Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, and Justin Bieber, which are both certified 13-times Platinum.

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Article Image: Lil Nas X at the 47th American Music Awards in 2019. (Jean_Nelson via DepositPhotos.)

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