An entire lot of potential cowboys have taken a metaphorical horseback journey down the previous city street. As of Aug. 10, the music video for Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’s hip-hop/nation crossover smash “Previous City Highway” has surpassed one billion views — the primary challenge for both artist to hit that milestone.
Within the video for Lil Nas’ breakout hit, the 23-year-old gallops round feeling like an outsider in his fashionable city — till he meets up with the “Achy Breaky Coronary heart” nation king himself. Collectively, they mosey right into a group middle crammed with like-minded Wild Westerners and partake in some sq. dancing, whereas performing onstage in cowboy hats, boots and bedazzled, fringed shirts.
The “Trade Child” rapper and Cyrus additionally made an extended model of the video known as “Previous City Highway (Official Film),” which isn’t too far behind with practically 650 million views on the time of publication. Initially launched in 2018 as Lil Nas’ debut single, “Previous City Highway” went on to obliterate the record for many weeks spent at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by spending 19 weeks atop the chart.
Cyrus joined the challenge in spring 2019, shortly after “Previous City Highway” was re-released as a single by Lil Nas’ label, Columbia Information. The nation star has since stated that Lil Nas is like family to him, in the meantime the “Trade Child” artist advised Billboard in 2019 that Cyrus gave some sensible recommendation for at any time when he will get overwhelmed by the immense fame he was skyrocketed into following “Previous City Highway”: “When the whole lot is shifting too quick round you, simply stand nonetheless.”
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