Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X

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Lil Nas X is an American rapper and singer who rose to fame in early 2019, after his country rap single “Old Town Road” went viral on TikTok. His debut studio album Montero dropped in 2021, offering up popular singles “Montero (Call Me by Your Name,)” “Industry Baby,” and “That’s What I Want.”

In January 2020, Lil Nas X won awards for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Furthermore, “Old Town Road” snagged two MTV Video Music Awards, including Song of the Year, as well as the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song.

Lil Nas X was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2020.


  • Full name: Montero Lamar Hill
  • Birthday: April 9, 1999
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Hometown: Lithia Springs, Ga.
  • Net worth: $7 million
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Kids: None
  • Fun facts: He majored in computer science at the University of West Georgia before dropping out to pursue music full time; he wrote “Old Town Road” using a beat he purchased for $30 on BeatStars; Lil Nas X came out as gay in June 2019, when he asked fans to listen closely to his single “c7osure”; he’s the first openly LGBTQ+ Black artist to win a Country Music Association award.

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