Old Town Road, starring Billy Ray Cyrus, holds the top spot for the 17th consecutive week, defeating former 2017 Despacito record holders Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, and "A sweet day" by the men of Carrie and Boyes II in 1995-96
Carrie published his congratulations with an edited photo showing him relaying a torch to a rapper.
"Send love and congratulations to @lilnasx on breaking one of the longest records in music history! "reads the caption of the image posted to her official Instagram account." We were blessed to hold this recording with a song that means a lot to @BoyzIIMen and me and touched so many. Keep living your best life! "
This caused the turmoil and shouts of racism that Billboard denied.
There was a lot of support for "Old Town Road", including by Cyrus, who jumped on a remix of the song.
"A sweet day will always hold a special place in my heart and I want to thank everyone who has ever told me how this song affected them and their loved ones," he writes she.