How much is Lil Nas X worth?
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 9, 1999|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X is the stage name of Montero Lamar Hill. He was born on April 9, 1999, in Lithia Springs, Georgia. Montero is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He gained global success after the release of his country/rap single “Old Town Road”, which is in collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus. The track reached number 1 Billboard Hot 100 chart and placed 1 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart as well as in Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Ireland and Denmark.
In early 2019, the song first achieved viral popularity in the mobile app TikTok. Shortly after, it climbed the international music chart and even topped some of them. When it topped the Billboard Hot 100, it remained at number one for nineteen weeks straight. It became the longest-running number-one single that remained so long in the chart ever since the chart’s inception in the 1958.
Following the success of his debut song, Nas released his debut studio project – an extended play titled “7”. The EP featured two songs (“Rodeo” and “Panini”) and they followed the success of “Old Town Road”. He has been widely recognized for his work and became the most-nominated male artist at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in January 2020. At the event, he received six nominations and won the awards in categories Best Music Video, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
We calculate Lil Nas X has a net worth of about $5 million dollars, as of 2020. We can bet it’s going to rise though because with Lil Nas’ performance so far he has captivated a wide section of the market, even bringing more people into rap when he came out as gay.
How did Lil Nas X get so rich so early?
Nas X’s career began in 2018 and he immediately became rich because he released catchy songs that quickly transitioned into hits. During his teenage years, Nas claims he isolated himself a lot and spent a lot of time online, hoping to find his own audience and become an Internet personality. He used most of the social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, in which he did comedy videos among other things. After he rose to fame, the popular star confirmed that he had many accounts on the social media platforms, especially on Twitter. It was stated by the New York Magazine investigation that he created and ran multiple fan accounts of Nicki Minaj, especially on Twitter.
After graduating from high school, Nas X became more and more interested in music. He started writing and recording some songs all by himself. At that time, he came up with the stage name “Lil Nas X”, which he claims is a tribute to the rapper Nas who he multiple times cited as one of his inspirations. In December 2018, Nas released his debut song “Old Town Road” – a mix of country and rap that also contains notes of trap, pop and southern hip hop. Nas X bought the beat from a Dutch producer for $30 and he recorded the song at the “CinCoYo” studio in Atlanta for $20 during a special sale. The song samples the hit “Nine Inch Nails” and after he created some memes, the young artist began promoting his song with them. At first, he used the mobile app TikTok, which at the time was very popular.
Just a few months after its initial release, the song became a hit in TikTok and lead to the creation of the so-called “Yeehaw Challenge” meme in which millions of users from around the world dressed as wrangler/cowgirl and used the song as background music. Almost immediately after it became popular on TikTok, the song also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it debuted at number 83. While the song was growing and Nas X was becoming more and more popular, he was offered a contract with the label Columbia Records, which he eventually accepted.
Why is he so famous?
Lil Nas X became famous because of his funny personality and singing abilities. He began using the internet when he was thirteen years old and spent much of his teen years all alone. During his teen years, the star claims he mainly used Twitter and created “memes”, which just became popular on the internet. At the same time, Nas was struggling with coming out to himself and was hoping that it was all a phase until eventually, he accepted himself for being gay.
After graduating from the Lithia Springs High School in his home town, the signer attended the University of West Georgia for just one year. He dropped out of the university to pursue a musical career. Almost two years later, after he became famous, Nas revisited his high school to give a surprise concert.
What makes him so successful?
Lil Nas X’s career skyrocketed after he signed with Columbia Records and gained a lot more exposure. The song was re-released by the label and a remix was made in which Lil Nas X collaborated with the country music megastar Billy Ray Cyrus. The remix was released in April 2019, and in just one week it had over 143 million streams on the music streaming platform Spotify, surpassing Drake’s previous record which was set at 116 million streams in July 2018. The music video of the song did very well as well and as of now, it has more than 413 million views.
Following the success of his debut hit single, Lil Nas X announced he will be releasing his first-ever extended play. The EP was released on June 21, 2019 and it was titled “7”. It contains eight different songs, including “Old Town Road”, “Panini”, and “Rodeo”. His latest songs, “Panini” and “Rodeo” were also welcomed with positive reviews and quickly turned into global hits. Shortly after he released his EP, Lil Nas X came out as gay. He soon became one of the most visible Black male singers in the world and also the first artist to come out while having a number one record at the same time.
Lil Nas X quickly became one of the most popular celebrities of the 21st century. His very first song became a global phenomenon after it received a lot of attention in the viral mobile app TikTok. X can often be seen in many awards shows and charts. In just 20 years, he has done a lot and his long list of awards of achievements just serves as an example. Lil Nas X’s influence online is the reason why he was named one of the 25 most influential people on the internet by the Time magazine.