Lil Nas X Earns ‘First Award Ever’ With Song of the Year Win at 2019 MTV VMAs
Lil Nas X took home the award for Song of the Year at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, beating Drake, Ariana Grande, the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and more.
The 20-year-old won for his summer hit "Old Town Road" remix which made history last month after completing its 17th straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100 chart. He holds the record for the longest-running No. 1 single of all time, taking the crown previously held by Mariah Carey and Boys II Men's "One Sweet Day."
During his acceptance speech, the rapper, who was decked out in a whole new red cowboy outfit, revealed this was his first-ever award before he thanked Billy Ray Cyrus for joining him on the record-breaking track. He even jokingly pulled out a long stroll of people to thank before passing the mic to his collaborator.
Lil Nas X was also nominated for seven other awards, including Best New Artist, Best Editor and Best Hip Hop Video. He even took the stage to perform his song "Panini," which is the follow-up single to “Old Town Road.”
Watch Lil Nas X's VMAs performance, below: