Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known as Lil Nas X ( NAHZ), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He came to international attention for his country rap single "Old Town Road", which first achieved viral popularity on the micro-platform video sharing app TikTok in early 2019, and was diamond certified by November the same year. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, following the first of several remixes, and remained at the top for nineteen weeks, the longest for any song since the chart debuted in 1958. Nas X also came out as gay, becoming the only artist to do so while having a number-one record. "Old Town Road" earned him two MTV Video Music Awards including Song of the Year; the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song; and Nas X is the only openly LGBTQ artist to win a Country Music Association award. He won two Grammy Awards, for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, along with being nominated for a total of six, the most for any male artist in 2019. Time named Nas X one of the 25 most influential people on the Internet in 2019. Nas X was also named by Forbes on their 2020 30 under 30 list.His debut EP, 7, was released in June 2019 with its second single, "Panini", peaking at number five on the Hot 100 and three on Rolling Stone's Top 100. Its third single, "Rodeo", also proved successful on the charts. As of September 2019, his songs have been streamed over 2.3 billion times.