October 20 declared as “Lil Nas X Day” in Atlanta

22-year-old rapper and singer from Atlanta Lil Nas X has received a huge accolade yesterday. Atlanta City’s council has proclaimed the 20th of October as Lil Nas X day in the honor of Nas X’s influence and impact in music.

During his short career, Lil Nas X has earned diamond certification for his debut single ‘Old Town Road’ which also was on top of the charts for 19 weeks, in addition, he also earned three number songs in Billboard Hot 100 since debuting in 2019.

On the proclamation certificate, the Council of Atlanta mentions Lil Nas X’s impact on the LGBTQ community with “He has made a considerable impact on the LGBTQ community by reshaping how society accepts LGBTQ artists in the music industry”

Taking to the stage, Lil Nas X said, “Thank you all for being here. This is incredible … I’m not gonna cry. Shout out to Atlanta. I know a lot of you probably didn’t know I’m from Atlanta … I’m from the A. But seriously, this is amazing. I would not have imagined I would be here four years ago when I was at my sister’s house sleeping on the floor..

 


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