This time last year, you would have been hard-pressed to find someone who had ever heard the name, Lil Nas X. Today, however, he seems to be all anyone is talking about. So, who is Lil Nas X and what is his net worth? Here is what we know about how this rapper and songwriter makes his money and how much money he makes. He was born on April 9, , in Atlanta, Georgia.
8. What is Lil Nas X's net worth?
The viral hit, which stands out for its unexpected blend of hip-hop and country, has been streamed hundreds of millions of times, but the story behind its making, which begins in a village outside Amsterdam, is less known. It also spotlights a battle for creators' rights that has been brewing in the music industry for decades. As record sales dropped in the streaming age, music makers often did not get royalties from streaming services -- an issue that advocates hope will be addressed with the implementation of the Music Modernization Act , which was passed by Congress in October. Part of the issue was that if a streaming service couldn't determine the copyright owner or, in many cases, owners, producers were less likely to get royalties. In the meantime, royalties remained in the hands of streaming services, as opposed to music makers.
The story behind Old Town Road begins in the Netherlands with producer YoungKio.
Despite only starting to make music in , t he year-old has already made it to number 1 in the Billboard Hot chart by knocking off Ariana Grande's '7 rings'. That's a long way away from playing trumpet in fourth grade when he had to quit for the fear of appearing uncool. We don't think he'll have that problem anymore. Lil Nas X kicked off his career after taking the internet by storm via a viral hit on TikTok early in and he hasn't looked back. He's also been praised for coming out as gay back in June this year. This makes him the only artist ever to come out while having a number-one hit record. Here's everything you need to know about Lil Nas X. What is Lil Nas X's real name and where is he from?
He rose to prominence with the release of his country rap single " Old Town Road ", which first achieved viral popularity on the micro-platform app TikTok in early before climbing music charts internationally and becoming diamond certified by November of that same year. Nas X came out as gay while "Old Town Road" was atop the Hot , becoming the only artist to do so while having a number-one record. Three years later, he moved in with his father, a gospel singer,  north of the city in Austell, Georgia. Although initially reluctant to leave, he later regarded it as an important decision: "There's so much shit going on in Atlanta—if I would have stayed there, I would have fallen in with the wrong crowd. He spent much of his teenage years alone, and turned to the Internet, "particularly Twitter , creating memes that showed his disarming wit and pop-culture savvy. He attended Lithia Springs High School and graduated in