Lil Nas X Just Made History: He Became The First Gay Black Man On Forbes' 'Highest Paid Country Acts' List
Lil Nas X had a great year, and he managed to achieve more than break new musical ground with his record-breaking hit called Old Town Road. He makes history by being placed by Forbes on top of their annual list of Highest-Paid Country Acts.
The Shade Room reminds readers that Lil Nas X dominated both the hip hop and country charts with 'Old Town Road.'
He managed to earn a few award nominations, and this includes this year’s Grammys. TSR writes that he is 'still shaking up the industry with a song that is several months old. As reported by Forbes, Lil Nas X just made history as he is officially the first gay, black man to land on the 'highest-paid country acts' list in the outlet's annual rankings.'
TSR continues and writes that 'Due to “Old Town Road,” spending a record 19 weeks at number one on the Billboard singles chart, Lil Nas X, 20, debuted on the Forbes list of top-earning country acts of 2019 with an estimated pretax income of $14 million.'
Followers and fans congratulated him in the comments and highlighted the joy of having someone from the black community marking such an important achievement.
Some fans said that he managed to become their motivation.
A follower wrote: 'And just like that.. That black boy magic took over again 🙌🏽🙌🏽' and someone else posted this: 'He just broke like ten barriers.'
Another commenter posted: 'This young King posted his song up a year ago and look where he is now..he gives me so much motivation to follow my current dreams🙌🏾'
Congratulations, Lil Nas X!