Lil Nas X's Old Town Road sets record as the longest-running Number 1 single in US chart history

Mariah Carey, who previously held the title, reacts to her 23-year-old record being broken.

Lil Nas X's Old Town Road featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has set a new record on America's Billboard Hot 100 Chart, claiming an unprecedented 17th week at Number 1.

Old Town Road overtakes the previous record of 16 weeks, which was jointly held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's One Sweet Day in 1995/1996, and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's Despacito in 2017. 

Handing over the record to Lil Nas X, Mariah, who held the title for 23 years, tweeted: "Sending love & congrats to @LilNasX on breaking one of the longest running records in music history! We've been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life!"