Lil Nas X has even more to celebrate after releasing his successful debut album, Montero. On Wednesday, Atlanta revealed that October 20 will henceforth be known as Lil Nas X Day.
The “Industry Baby” artist shared the news to his Instagram story, along with a snapshot of the official plaque awarded to him by the Atlanta City Council.
Council member Antonio Brown, who is the city’s first openly gay city councilman, signed the proclamation that certified the new holiday.
The council highlighted why the Grammy winner was deserving of the honor, declaring “his tremendous success and ability to break barriers in music and popular culture” in tandem with his “artistic influence and transformative music” has made a positive and lasting impact on the city.
Other reasons given were LNX’s “considerable impact on the LGBTQ community” by challenging how queer artists are treated in the music industry and “empowering others to break barriers and be more open, expressive, and personal through music and art.”
The city council also commended the success of his debut album, how “Old Town Road” shattered the Billboard Hot 100 record for most consecutive weeks at number one, the recognition he’s received at various music award shows and the seismic impact he’s had on streaming services.
Lil Nas X was born Montero Lamar Hill and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
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