Lil Nas X Billy Ray Cyrus Congratulate Billie Eilish on Dethroning Old Town Road as No 1 Song

Lil Nas X Billy Ray Cyrus Congratulate Billie Eilish on Dethroning Old Town Road as No 1 Song

“Old Town Road” has been knocked off its Billboard chart perch.

On Monday, Billie Eilish earned her first No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart with “Bad Guy,” officially dethroning Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus‘ summer hit “Old Town Road” after 19 weeks.

The rapper, 20, congratulated Eilish on Twitter, writing, “U deserve this!”

And the country singer also sent a message of congratulations. “@billieeilish Well deserved. Your persistence paid off. Thanks everybody. It was a hell of a ride,” the father of Miley Cyrus wrote on Twitter.

Eilish, 17, is also the first artist born in the 2000s to have a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart, according to Billboard.

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Congratulations @billieeilish Well deserved. Your persistence paid off. Thanks everybody. It was a hell of a ride. pic.twitter.com/vrtNvtitB7

— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 19, 2019

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.@billieeilish's "Bad Guy" is officially No. 1 on the #Hot100 this week for the first time.

It earns Eilish her first No. 1 and dethrones @LilNasX's "Old Town Road," featuring @billyraycyrus, which ruled for a record 19 weeks.

— Billboard Charts (@billboardcharts) August 19, 2019

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In late July, “Old Town Road” made history by becoming the longest-running No. 1 single to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Lil Nas X thanked his fans and followers in a lengthy Instagram post, recalling how he was a “struggling artist” less than a year ago and sharing how his life has drastically changed for the better.

“Did I know it would become the longest running number 1️⃣ song of all time? NO! but I am so thankful that this blessing has been placed upon me,” he shared. “This song has changed my life and the way I see the world around me in less than a year.”

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billie is way cooler than me

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Mariah Carey, who previously held the title for 16 weeks in 1995-96 for “One Sweet Day” with Boyz II Men, al

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ANWs Matt Iseman Fanboyed Over Benedict Cumberbatch at the Emmys Im Getting a Selfie

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Nate Berkus Remembers Late Partner Who Died in Asian Tsunami on his Birthday

Nate Berkus Remembers Late Partner Who Died in Asian Tsunami on his Birthday

Nate Berkus is paying tribute to his late partner to mark what would have been his 54th birthday.

The celebrity interior designer and Oprah protege lost his longtime love, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, in the 2004 Asia tsunami. The couple were on vacation in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka, when the natural disaster occurred and were swept out of their accommodation, a beachfront hut, by the force of the wave, Berkus told Oprah in 2005. They managed to stay together through the rushing water, but were eventually separated. When the waves receded, Bengoechea was reported as missing and was never found.

His family released a statement soon after saying, “Based on all of the information we have gathered and the search team’s extraordinary efforts, we still have not heard any word of Fernando. Therefore, it is with great sadness, we are forced to presume Fernando died in the tsunami.”

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It’s been almost 15 years since the tsunami, when we lost Fernando. Every day I think of him, but especially today on his birthday. Fernando’s brother Marcelo keeps his art alive by hand weaving photographs using the same technique and museum quality materials. This month, @fernando_bengoechea_photo is donating 10% of proceeds from the sale of each woven photograph to the Tsunami Relief Fund via @globalgiving. Visit fernandobengoechea.com for more.

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“It’s been almost 15 years since the tsunami, when we lost Fernando. Every day I think of him, but especially today on his birthday,” Berkus wrote on Instagram.

“Fernando’s brother Marcelo keeps his art alive by hand weaving photographs using the same technique and museum quality materials,” he continued, and while Marcelo’s project is ongoing, Berkus notes, “this month, @fernando_bengoechea_photo is donating 10% of proceeds from the sale of each woven photograph to the Tsunami Relief Fund via @globalgiving.”

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Shes Back Carrie Underwood to Host the CMA Awards with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire

Shes Back Carrie Underwood to Host the CMA Awards with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire

The CMA Awards are switching things up this year.

On Monday, the Country Music Association announced that Carrie Underwood would once again return to host, but instead of decade-long mainstay Brad Paisley, she’ll be joined by guest hosts and country icons Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

The show, airing live Nov. 13 from Nashville, honors the men and women in the country music industry, and includes performances by country stars, as well as singers of other music genres.

This year marks the first time that Paisley, 46, will not host the award show alongside Underwood, 36. are known for bringing lighthearted humor and levity to the show, especially with their topical skits.

“The chemistry we have up there … I think you can take that for granted, but it’s really rare,” Underwood told PEOPLE in 2018.

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His replacements are up for the challenge, however: Parton, 73, previously hosted the CMAs in 1988, while McEntire, 64, hosted from 1990-1992.

“Let’s go girls! I’m so excited to be joining @carrieunderwood and @reba to celebrate the legendary women of country music as a guest host of this year’s #CMAawards on November 13 💖,” Parton Tweeted Monday morning. McEntire added, “Can’t wait to join @carrieunderwood and @DollyParton at this year’s #CMAawards!!!”

Let’s go girls! I’m so excited to be joining @carrieunderwood and @reba to celebrate the legendary women of country music as a guest host of this year’s #CMAawards on November 13 💖 pic.twitter.com/XzR3Ah65vT

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 19, 2019

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