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Nas Joins Lil Nas X for “Rodeo” at the Grammys, and It’s Now an Official Remix

It was inevitable—after his game-changing, history-making ride at the top of the charts—that Lil Nas X do “Old Town Road” at the Grammys on January 26. For this particular variation on the track, he brought along K-pop superstars BTS, erstwhile yodeler Mason Ramsey, and original remixer Billy Ray Cyrus; Young Thug wasn’t present, so Lil Nas rapped that verse himself. Somewhat less inevitable...

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Trent Reznor Just Won a CMA Award

The 53rd annual CMA Awards don’t air until 8 p.m. tonight, but unlikely nominee Trent Reznor has already picked up an award for his production credit on “Old Town Road.” The track was nominated in the Musical Event of the Year category, and beat out songs from Maren Morris, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton,...

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Trent Reznor Finally Speaks on “Old Town Road”

The rise of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” to its record-setting 19 weeks as the most popular song in the country was filled with one mildly baffling detail after another. Perhaps the weirdest aspect was the (initially) uncredited Nine Inch Nails sample that provided the song with its musical bedrock—an unlikely foundation for the hip-hop...

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Watch Anderson .Paak Cover Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” for BBC Radio 1

Anderson .Paak put a characteristically jazzy spin on “Old Town Road” in a recent performance at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Thankfully, it’s not another remix—just a cover, and a refreshingly good one at that. Knowing his audience, .Paak took a few moments in the middle of the song to deliver some jokey remarks in a faux-British...

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Lil Nas X Teams Up With DaBaby on New “Panini” Remix

A few months back, Lil Nas X followed his smash hit “Old Town Road” with another single called “Panini.” The song, which interpolates Nirvana’s Nevermind single “In Bloom,” later got its own Blade Runner-inspired music video. Now, the rapper born Montero Lamar Hill has released a new remix of the single featuring a guest verse...

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Trent Reznor Is Now a CMA Awards Nominee

The 2019 Country Music Association Awards nominations were released today, and among all the many names listed is one nomination for “Old Town Road,” under the category “Musical Event of the Year,” which essentially exists to celebrate collaborations in the country world. The CMAs apparently treat this category so seriously that the producers of each...

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VMAs 2019: Watch Lil Nas X Perform “Panini”

Lil Nas X took the stage at the 2019 MTV VMAs on August 26 for a rendition of “Panini,” from his recent EP 7. It’s Lil Nas’ first live performance since an enterprising Billie Eilish bumped “Old Town Road” from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, ending its unprecedented 19-week reign. Lil Nas X was up for eight awards tonight,...

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MTV VMAs 2019: The Complete List of Nominees and Winners

The Moonman cometh! Ahead of the 36th annual MTV VMAs, which will be hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalo at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on August 26, the network announced that Missy Elliott would be honored with the Video Vanguard Award. The Grammy-winning rapper, who is also set to perform, is likely to be one of many female artists who will...

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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Dethroned by Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

After waiting patiently at No. 2 for nine weeks, Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” has risen to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. That means it’s the end of the ride for Lil Nas X and “Old Town Road” after an unprecedented 19-week run at the top of the chart, bolstered by countless remixes, Twitter appeals, and meme-centric...

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