Global phenomenon and Grammy Award winning artist Lil Nas X has released his debut album MONTERO via Columbia Records, featuring hit track ‘THAT’S WHAT I WANT’.
Fresh off his VMA win for Video of the Year for ‘MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)’ and his show-stopping Met Gala debut, the 15-track album was executive produced by Take A Daytrip and features tracks with Doja Cat, Elton John, Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion and Miley Cyrus.
Launching alongside the album is the official video for ‘THAT’S WHAT I WANT’. The steamy and emotional visual features a story written by Lil Nas X with direction by STILLZ and includes a cameo from Billy Porter.
Listen to ‘THAT’S WHAT I WANT’ by Lil Nas X on the Official F1 Tracks Playlist on Spotify.
Nas also premiered new visualizers for several album tracks, which all launched in support of a charity on his YouTube channel. This is a continuation of Nas’ collaboration with the Gilead COMPASS Initiative, which supports hundreds of organisations working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States.
The 22-year-old award-winning rap phenomenon from Atlanta rose to fame in 2019 when he released ‘Old Town Road’ and simultaneously upended the music industry – shattering genre norms, disrupting the charts and going viral worldwide. The song’s remix with Billy Ray Cyrus became the longest running #1 single in Billboard Hot 100 history after 19 weeks atop the chart.
The 14x Platinum hit is the most certified song in RIAA history and is recognised with numerous awards including two Grammys. After releasing his eclectic EP 7 in June 2019, which features the 6x Platinum ‘Panini’ and 2x Platinum ‘Rodeo’, Lil Nas X returned in November 2020 with his Platinum single ‘HOLIDAY’, and followed it up with the culture-shifting hit ‘Montero (Call Me Be Your Name)’ in March 2021.
The queer anthem provoked much needed dialogue around the globe, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained atop of the Spotify Global chart for over a month straight. He delivered sensational performances of the song on the season finale of Saturday Night Live and at the 2021 BET Awards, propelling the song to #1 on the Top 40 and Rhythm Airplay charts.