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”
October 20th has officially been declared ‘Lil Nas X day’ in his hometown of Atlanta, in recognition of the rapper and his influence. pic.twitter.com/jWgOn1egou
— Pop Base (@PopBase) October 21, 2021
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..”
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) October 21, 2021