Until the recently, no one ever heard the name, Lil Nas X. Today, however, this name is worldwide famous. This raper has a fantastic career which he made for a short time. He skipped the “up and coming” part and earned worldwide fame almost overnight. One of the things that made him famous was his collaboration with music legend Billy Ray Cyrus. This cooperation brought Lil Nas X in top lists where he remained for a long time. This amazingly talented rapper just started his career, so we except that his net worth will grow over time.
Early life and his real name
The real rappers name is Montero Lamaro Hill. He was born in Georgia on April 9, 1999. His parents got divorced when he was six and started to live with his mother and grandmother. After three years he moved to Georgia, where he lived with his father. He finished Lithia Springs High School in 2017. LNX started college, but after one year he dropped it. During this time, he lived with his sister.
When he was young, he spent most of his time alone and on the internet, mostly Twitter. Before he got famous for his music career, he used to have a couple of social media where he created a lot of funny memes. LNX was successful in this job as well.
Lil got asked a lot of time how he made up his stage name, so he explained it in one interview. According to his words, he used the name Lil Nas on social media, and it got famous, so he kept it for his music career, and afterward, he added X. In his opinion, this name will be recognized for a long time.
How Lil Nas X started his career?
As we already mentioned, he started as an internet sensation with his funny memes. Then, one day, he decided that he was going to try to make some songs and to share it with his fanbase. The first EP was called Nasarati, and it was released on SoundCloud.
After he released the first song, he realized how hard it is to write songs and make music. Soon after the first song, he also released a few more songs, but they didn’t have a lot of success, even though he expected more.
At his fifth song, the melodies and words were coming into his mind, and this was the time when he realized that music is his dream job.
The hit Old Town Road which he released on the SoundCloud made him popular. This song became famous in a short time. One of the reasons is that his fans started to make funny videos with this song, and from there the popularity of the hit started to grow rapidly. Old Town Road got unbelievably popular. Afterward, he recorded the same song with Billy Ray Cyrus, and this got him at the Billboard Hot 100 list, at the first spot. Interestingly, this song remained at the top longer than any other song in history.
Lil Nas X Net Worth 2022
Thanks to Old Town Road’s popularity, Lil Nas X got a lot of different job offers. The rapper decided to take all the opportunities, so he showed up in fashion also. In the song Old Town Road, there is one line that says: “Cowboy hat from Gucci/Wranglers on my booty.” The Wrangler brand got an idea to use this sentence, and together with Lil Nas X, they made a new capsule collection. The collection was limited-edition, and it was popular.
It’s also important to mention his internet popularity. At this moment, he has 2.3 million followers on Twitter, four million followers on Instagram, 5.2 million subscribers on YouTube. Also, he has 44 million monthly listeners on Spotify. From these numbers, we can see how the rapper used social media in his successful career.
Even though the rapper is for a short time on the music scene, his hits earned him between $3million and $4 million. Maybe for some big music stars, this number is not significant, but for sure it will get higher. Lil’s career is just beginning, and according to his talents, we can expect a lot from this talented rapper.