Was Billboard wrong to pull 'Old Town Road' from the country chart? | The Tylt

Was Billboard wrong to pull 'Old Town Road' from the country chart?

Fans were upset when they learned Billboard removed country bop "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X from the country music chart. The song simultaneously made the Hot Country Songs chart, Hot 100 chart, and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but then Billboard quietly pulled the track. According to Billboard, the song was added by error and doesn't fit the country category. Fans are calling this action suspicious and say Billboard pulled the track just because Lil Nas X happens to be black in a very white genre. Did Billboard mess up?

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Take a look at the video and decide for yourself if you think "Old Town Road" belongs on the country chart. 

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Billboard spoke with Rolling Stone on why the song suddenly disappeared from the country chart. 

“... upon further review, it was determined that ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X does not currently merit inclusion on Billboard‘s country charts. When determining genres, a few factors are examined, but first and foremost is musical composition. While ‘Old Town Road’ incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.” 
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Fans of the song are not taking its removal from the country charts lightly. They say Billboard's move to remove the song was racist and a clear indicator that black artists aren't welcome in the country music space. The country music industry is infamous for being very white and uninviting.

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