LIL NAS X IS OFFICIALLY A GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST

The yee-haw agenda is real! To cap his groundbreaking year, Lil Nas X just wrangled up six Grammy nominations! Announced this morning, Nas X earned noms for Album of the Year with 7, Record of the Year, Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Old Town Road,” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Panini,” as well as Best…

LIL NAS Z BECOMES FIRST OUT GAY MAN TO WIN @ CMAs

Lil Nas X continues to pave his way into history by way of “Old Town Road.” The country trap star just became the first openly gay man to win a Country Music Association Award. The record-breaking single by the out rapper and country star Billy Ray Cyrus won the award for musical event of the year. “I…

LIL NAS X IS THE SECOND GAY MAN TO HAVE SONG CERTIFIED DIAMOND

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has reached diamond status, making the Atlanta rapper only the second openly gay man to do so, according to Out. The song has sold ten million units—including both digital downloads and streaming units on Spotify—giving the track diamond status. “Old Town Road,” which features country legend Billy Ray Cyrus, is…

LIL NAS X ADMITS HE USE TO TRY TO PRAY THE GAY AWAY

Ever since Lil Nas X came out at the end of Pride month, he’s become more and more open about his journey from a broke closeted kid to a gay country hip-hop artist who took over the Billboard charts. In a clip from a new interview with Gayle King, the “Old Town Road” rapper got…

LIL NAS X MAKES GAY HISTORY WITH CMA NOMINATION

The “Old Town Road” continues to lead toward wins in representation. The Country Music Awards nominated the track from Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus in the category of Musical Event of the Year. The move is notable from country music’s gatekeeper in two respects. First, the song’s classification as country rap, or country…

LIL NAS X PLANNED ON COMING OUT EARLIER THAN HE DID

Lil Nas X‘s life has done a complete 180 in the past year. He went from being an undiscovered talent to having the longest running number one single in Billboard Hot 100 history in a very short period of time. That’s saying a lot coming from a guy who initially set out to study computer science at…