- 12 Apr 19
Lil Nas X storms to the top of the Official Irish Singles Chart this week with his viral hit Old Town Road.
Lil Nas X, whose real name Montero Hill, first came to prominence as an internet personality on Twitter.
'Old Town Road' – a unique fusion of hiphop and country – has soared in popularity thanks to a remix featuring country star Billy Ray Cyrus, going from 15 to take the Number 1 spot this week.
Lil Nas X's success means Lewis Capaldi's six-week reign at the top with 'Someone You Loved' is over – he falls to Number 2.
Tom Walker is back in the Top 10 this week with 'Just You and I', which is back to its previous peak of 7, and Khalid's 'Talk' is also on the rebound, back up ten slots to a new peak of 9, following the release of his album Free Spirit last week.
Jonas Brothers land their second song in the Top 50 this week as 'Cool' goes in at 27, while Korean girlband Blackpink are in at 30 with 'Kill This Love', and Martin Jensen and James Arthur's collaboration Nobody leaps 18 places to 31.
1 OLD TOWN ROAD - LIL NAS X
2 SOMEONE YOU LOVED - LEWIS CAPALDI
3 BAD GUY - BILLIE EILISH
4 DON'T CALL ME UP - MABEL
5 SUCKER - JONAS BROTHERS