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Special Project
From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Lil' Nas X

Finalist in Music

About Lil' Nas X

What started off as Lil’ Nas X’s catchy country-meets-hip hop Soundcloud upload turned into the ever-evolving slapper that transcended the charts, questioned our definitions of genres and turned into a cultural phenomena. The man behind "Old Town Road," went from obscurity to superstardom in a matter of days, partnering on remixes with Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Young Thug, and more, picking up six Grammy nominations, 3M+ Twitter and 5M+ Instagram followers on the way. As his followers know, Lil’ Nas stays true to himself, taking to Twitter to publically come out as a gay man on the last day of Pride Month.

Lil' Nas X's best work on social