Lil Nas X is currently on top of his game after leading the Billboard Hot 100 with “Montero (call me by your name)”
The track tops the U.K. charts on Friday, April 2 and now the rapper’s latest sound has rise to the top of the North American singles countdown.
The fit comes a couple of year since he released his highly rated song, “Old Town Road”
“Y’all told a 19 year old who had just escaped the lowest point of his life that he would never have a hit again,” he tweeted. “you told him to stop while he’s ahead. he could’ve gave up. But 4 multi platinum songs and 2 #1’s later, he’s still here. thank you to my team and my fans! [sic]”.
Lil Nas X had initially made an Instagram post, the singer recalled feeling sorry for himself just before he started working with Montero co-writers and producers Take a Daytrip, Omer Fedi, and Roy Lenzo in 2020, crying in the studio.
“i was sitting in my apartment thinking it was all over for me,” he wrote. “i was trying so hard to be perfect, to please everyone, and not make any enemies. that stifled me creatively. i felt so sorry for myself. but around this time in 2020 i pulled it together, me, daytrip, omer, & roy, worked for months on end.”
“One day in june i was working on a song and found myself leaving the studio every 10 minutes to cry. but i didn’t stop working, a melody came to my mind. ‘call me when u want na-na-na-na na’, and i knew it was something special about it, fast forward a year later it’s the biggest song in the world. thank you guys so much. we get to decide OUR own destiny, never let the world decide it for YOU! i love you! [sic]”.
The song has also debuted at number two on Billboard’s Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts, behind Justin Bieber’s “Peaches”, which “Montero” unseats to become America’s number one.