From overnight, Lil Nas X went from being a simple kid who uploaded songs to Soundcloud for fun to become a world star with the premiere of HUNTSMAN (Call Me By Your Name). The American rapper has a controversial career and many successes that guarantee him behind his back.
Lil Nas X has proven that he is the embodiment of music for a generation. At 22 years old, the American singer has become one of the best known internationally, starring in one of the great songs of this 2021: MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).
However, the success of the young Montero Lamar Hill has a real explanation: being at the right time and in the right place to reach the top. The artist has known how to get the best out of himself to be liked and how to exploit the networks in his favor to become a authentic social and LGBT icon.
The story of your name
Born in 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia, Montero Lamar Hill, known as Lil Nas X, comes from a family of british origin by father and Dominican by Mother.
Despite this, his name stands out. Baptized as Montero, the true story behind his name is very funny: he is a tribute to the Mitsubishi Pajerothe dream car that his mother never had.
The humble origin of his parents never allowed them to have luxuries and this fantastic japanese suv neither was an exception in the life of the American singer.
Who is Yai Ariza, the ex-boyfriend of Lil Nas X?
Lil Nas X has become a real LGBT phenomenon thanks to their interactions on social networks. The singer he has never hidden his homosexuality and, in fact, he has regularly boasted of his sexual orientation, especially in the video clips of his songs, where he does not cut a hair.
But if someone is being talked about right now, it’s Yai Arizathe boy with whom she has been related to Lil Nas X in these lasts months. Of Colombian origin, this professional dancer shared a intense kiss with the rapper during her performance at the BET Awards.
In fact, Yai Ariza is also the co-star of one of the singer’s latest video clips, That’s What I Wantwhere both appear kissing passionately in a high school locker room.
Lil Nas X and Yai Ariza in the video for ‘That’s What I Want’. // Columbia
Until now, the singer had never spoken of him as his partner, but, after their breakup, Lil Nas X has revealed that they were a couple for a few months: “We were dating and we are still on very good terms. You know? We may go out again, I’m sure,” she reiterated, assuring that she loved him and that he was amazing.
Although the relationship seemed seriousAnd so the singer made it clear when he spoke for the first time about his partner in Variety magazine, everything seems to have gone wrong. The reason? The musical career of the American singer, which he has assured that he is now at a time when he wants to “focus” on his music.
The viral challenge that made him famous
Lil Nas X has proven that when you push yourself, luck can really be on your side. That’s what happened to him Old Town Roadthe song that launched him to stardom thanks to a viral challenge.
This first release came when the singer was a complete unknown. However, he knew how to take advantage of the social networks of our time with great cunning, presenting his theme thanks to memes and publications on many pages such as Reddit.
Still, his big break didn’t come until he decided share this theme on Tik Tok, whose heyday had just arrived and even more so if we talk about dances and songs. Through the application, Montero uploaded this topic along with the hashtag #YeehawChallenge with a country choreographywhich ended up going viral and being imitated by many users.
Shortly after, in 2019, the song entered the Billboard’s top Hot Country Songs, a real milestone for an absolutely unknown singer in the industry. Over time, his song ended up being disqualified from this list for not meeting all the requirements, but by then it had already managed to reach number 19.
almost without realizing it, Old Town Road ended up being covered by a lot of artists and even Billy Ray Cyrus participated in the remix of the song, quelling the controversies that the song really wasn’t country. This remix achieved such success that it ended up being placed on the Billboard Hot 100 number one for 17 weeks, in addition to being awarded 14 platinum records.
The success of his first album
A little less than two months ago Lil Nas X surprised the world with HUNTSMANan album that broke with everything heard so far, generating a new paradigm for urban music.
This album, born in full confinement, has been a true resurgence of the artist from Atlanta, who took advantage of the release of Montero (Call Me By Your Name) to establish the precedents of what his music would be until now. A new artist who arrives at the perfect time to show us a new idea of music.
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Who is Lil Nas X: his age, his well-known ex-boyfriend, the history of his name and the viral challenge that launched him to fame
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