ATLANTA — Before he was a Billboard chart-topper, Lil Nas X was a student from Douglas County Public Schools.
Officials from the district shared a throwback snap of the “Old Town Road” singer on Thursday.
The photo shows the star during his senior year at Lithia Springs High School.
The post is a tribute to Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Hill, with an official 2017 graduation photo congratulating the star after breaking the record for the longest consecutive ranking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Nas X accomplishes the feat this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's hit "One Sweet Day" set the record in 1996, and the only song to come close to breaking it was the ubiquitous international hit "Despacito," which tied the 16-week record in 2017.
Hill is a native of Lithia Springs, Ga., and worked locally at Zaxby's and Six Flags before he became a full-time musician.
“Old Town Road is hot and keeps getting hotter,” Douglas County Schools wrote in the post.
The rapper's country-crossover hit "Old Town Road" created major controversy when it opened at number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country chart. Billboard pulled it from the chart in March, when the magazine called it more of a rap song than a country song.
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus performed on a remix of "Old Town Road" with Lil Nas X in April, which became an even bigger hit.
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