Lil Nas X - Biography
Last Modified: Jul 29, 2020
|Born on :||April 9, 1999 (age 22)|
|Birth Name /
|Montero Lamar Hill|
|Birth Place:||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Height:||1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Lil Nas X?
Lil Nas X is a rapper, singer, songwriter by profession and American by nationality. He came famous via Twitter and is best known for his country-rap single Old Town Road.
Lil Nas X: Age, Family, Education
Lil Nas X was born as Montero Lamar Hill on April 9, 1999. His birthplace is in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He has not shared much about his parents, education, childhood, and siblings. But he has revealed that he has a sister. In a 2019 phone interview with Time, he said,
“My dad initially was like…there’s a million rappers in this industry. They wanted me to go back to school.”
He went on to explain that before fame, everything was very stressful. He would go to his sister’s house to promote his music before coming back home, sleep three hours a day on the floor because he knew his parents were mad at him for dropping out of school in 2018.
His ethnicity is African-American.
Lil Nas X: Boyfriend, Relationship
Lil Nas X is currently single. He also has revealed in June 2018 that he never has had a girlfriend. Maybe since then, he has had a girlfriend and a secret affair cannot be ruled out.
On June 27, 2019, which also is the World Pride Day, he revealed that his sexual orientation is gay. He is yet to share details of his boyfriend.
Lil Nas X: Career
Lil Nas X began his career as an internal personality on Twitter. His Nicki Minaj fan account NasMaraj had already gained much popularity. Furthermore, he began to make a name for himself for his viral tweets and another fan page FactsAboutNM. With an established fan base, he began to make music.
Source: Rolling Stone(Lil Nas X)
His song yeehaw caught fire as a meme on TikTok. In the video-sharing app, the young rapper’s song was used by millions to make videos while hashtag #yeehaw also began trending. He spoke of his initial success on Tiktok,
“I promoted the song as a meme for months until it caught on to TikTok and it became way bigger. I was pretty familiar with TikTok: I always thought its videos would be ironically hilarious. When I became a trending topic on there, it was a crazy moment for me. A lot of people will try to downplay it, but I saw it as something bigger.”
In 2018, Lil Nas X began uploading his songs to SoundCloud. On July 24, 2018, he released a mixtape titled Nasarati. On December 3, 2018, he released the country rap song Old Town Road. As #yeehaw challenge had already gone viral, the song too went viral in early 2019. The song reached #1 on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music as well debuted on Billboard Hot 100 at number 83, climbing at 15.
By April 9, 2019, his song had reached number 1 on Billboard Hot 100!
Source: YouTube (Lil Nas X's music video for Old Town Road)
Old Town Road also peaked at no 36 in Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at number 19 on Hot Country Songs. He signed with Columbia Records in end of March 2019 after the CEO of the company, Ron Perry contacted him.
The song, which has a mix of rap and country music was played by Texas Tech during March Madness win.
Justin Bieber, Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley has co-signed with Lil Nas X and he also has collaborated with Billy Ray Cyrus in Old Town Road’s remix, released on April 5.
Lil Nas X: Controversy
Lil Nas X’s song Old Town Road was controversially removed from Hot Country Songs in March 2019. Since then he has received support from Country music star, Billy Ray Cyrus via a tweet.
Source: Instagram (Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X)
His fan account NasMaraj has since been suspended along with similar fan accounts for violating spam policies, although traces of it can be found online.
Following the controversial removal, he has received public support from stars like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.
Lil Nas X: Net Worth, Salary
Lil Nas X’s net worth has been estimated to be around $4 million but the figure on his annual salary is not known.
Lil Nas X: Social Media
On social media, he is present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube with millions of followers.
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