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Famous singer and rapper Lil Nas X has proven once again that he has what it takes to be a worldwide sensation. A week after the release of his long-awaited studio album MONTERO on September 17, the LP has successfully debuted at the Top 2 spot of the prestigious Billboard 200 Albums Chart.
The young musician, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, first rose to fame with “Old Town Road,” 2019’s hottest summer track. Since then, Lil Nas X skyrocketed to the top of the music scene and showed no signs of slowing down.
The success of his debut album can be attributed not only to his impressive musical prowess but also to his superb marketing strategies. The artist had long been teasing fans and listeners about his album by posting snippets on his social media accounts.
On the 26th of March, he finally dropped the first single, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” In the following months, he subsequently released the second and third songs on the album, which are respectively called “Sun Goes Down” and “Industry Baby.”
The songs quickly became trending on the social media site TikTok, and millions of users were using them to create content. Lil Nas X is also active on the app. He continues to build momentum by engaging with his audience and giving them minor updates as well as little sneak peeks on what to expect from the album.
Aside from making catchy tunes and writing clever lyrics, Lil Nas X has captured listeners’ attention due to his authenticity. Most, if not all, of his songs, take inspiration from his experiences. On top of that, he is known to be very outspoken, opinionated, and open, which adds to his charm and charisma.
MONTERO debuting at the second spot on the highly coveted chart is an already impressive feat, being that it is only the hitmaker’s first-ever album. The top spot still belongs to Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which has been the number one album for the last three weeks.
In addition to this, three tracks from the album have also seen immense success and have made it to this week’s Billboard Top 100, including the recently released “That’s What I Want.”
The LP is distributed by Columbia Records and contains a total of 15 tracks. Fans can also listen to it via music streaming platforms. It features this generation’s most sought-after musicians such as Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Jack Harlow, and Doja Cat. Music legend Elton John has also joined the singer for the single “One of Me.”
Lil Nas X has definitely hit the ground running. The gifted musician has successfully proven the skeptics wrong and has removed all traces of doubt that he is a one-hit-wonder. Fans and music enthusiasts alike should be on the lookout for upcoming projects and future releases from the young artist as he continues to dominate the industry one song at a time.