ATLANTA — Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are now two-time Grammy winners.
The historic feat happened before Sunday night’s award show during a pre-awards ceremony.
Cyrus joined Lil Nas X for their groundbreaking hit “Old Town Road (Remix),” which is now Grammys 2020’s Best Music Video. The country artist has been nominated for seven Grammys throughout his career, so tonight’s victory is a first for both artists.
The singers also took home a Grammy award for Pop Duo/Group Performance beating Ariana Grande featuring Social House ('Boyfriend'), Post Malone and Swae Lee ('Sunflower'), Jonas Brother ('Sucker'), and the sizzling Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes duet ('Senorita).
Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Hill, is from Lithia Springs, Georgia. The 20-year-old worked at Six Flags and Zaxby’s before starting his recording career.
His humble hometown beginnings came full circle when the star joined Usher during the red carpet.
During the awards show, Nas X and Cyrus will join a string of collaborators that added their own spin to "Old Town Road."
In 2019, Lil Nas X shocked fans and the music industry after coming out during the last day of LGBTQ Pride.
Before the “Panini” singer hit the Grammy red carpet, Lil Nas X reacted to death of NBA icon Kobe Bryant on social media.
“WTFF REALLY HOPE THIS IS A MISUNDERSTANDING," he wrote.
Lil Nax X later responded to fans saying, "didn’t mean any disrespect to kobe with that announcement. the news made me sad too! sending love to those grieving.”
Billy Ray Cyrus dedicated his Pop Duo Award to Bryant and his daughter Gianna.
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