Lil Nas X confirms September 17 release date for debut album MONTERO

The collection will feature his Number 1 smash Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Top 10 hit Industry Baby.

ARTICLE UPDATE (02/09/2021): Lil Nas X has revealed the tracklist to his debut studio album MONTERO.

The 15-track album features the Official UK Number 1 single Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Top 10 hit Industry Baby ft. Jack Harlow.

New collaborations on MONTERO include Scoop featuring Doja Cat, One Of Me with Elton John (which also features on his upcoming album The Lockdown Sessions), Dolla Sign Slime ft. Megan Thee Stallion, and Miley Cyrus team up Am I Dreaming.

Lil Nas X - MONTERO tracklist

1. Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
2. Dead Right Now
3. Industry Baby (ft. Jack Harlow)
4. That’s What I Want
5. The Art of Realization
6. Scoop (ft. Doja Cat)
7. One of Me (ft. Elton John)
8. Lost in the Citadel
9. Dolla Sign Slime (ft. Megan Thee Stallion)
10. Tales of Dominica
11. Sun Goes Down
12. Void
13. Don’t Want It
14. Life After Salem
15. Am I Dreaming (ft. Miley Cyrus)

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (26/08/2021): Lil Nas X has confirmed he will release his debut album MONTERO next month.

The follow-up to his 7 EP, MONTERO will be released on Friday September 17. The collection was trailed by the Official UK Number 1 single Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Jack Harlow collaboration Industry Baby, which has so far peaked at Number 7 on the UK's Official Singles Chart.

"creating this album has been therapy for me," Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill, told his social media followers. "i’ve learned to let go of trying to control people’s perception of who i am, what i can do, and where i will be. i’ve realized the only opinion of me that really matters is my own."

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Lil Nas X previously stated that the album will be more cohesive than his EP, and has helped him realise who he is as an artist, and to move away from the notion that "he’s a cool gay person; he’s an acceptable gay person": "I used to see things like that as a compliment, but it’s not. It just means you’re a people pleaser, and they never become legends."

The Georgian rapper and singer has also teased that the album will be "a coming of age story" with him being his true self without 'playing so many characters'.

To promote the album, Lil Nas X will take part in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Month in September, appearing alongside other global stars such as Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and BTS.

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Kudos to what he does and represents!

I want to like him, but where are the catchy tunes and good music! video shenanigans are not going to give a long lasting career