Illenium Earns Second-Ever Gold Record For “Good Things Fall Apart” With Jon Bellion

The moment I first heard “Good Things Fall Apart” from Illenium and Jon Bellion, I knew it was destined for greatness. At the time, I thought about its perfect parallels with teenage coming-of-age films, but I suppose a gold record is pretty good, too.

“Good Things Fall Apart” is now the second-ever gold record for Illenium, after “Feel Good,” his collaboration with Gryffin and Daya. It’s actually a little crazy to believe, especially considering his collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “Takeaway,” has triple the streams on Spotify. But hey, streams aren’t everything, right?

“GTFA” was released in May this year, prompting tears from everyone. As it was released just before his performance at EDC Las Vegas, hearing it live at the circuitGROUNDS was easily one of the most emotional moments at the festival, at least for me. To see it getting the proper recognition definitely feels good.

Listen to it once again below, you know… for old time’s sake. Find tickets for Illenium on his Ascend Tour here.


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Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus Is Officially Diamond

If you’re wondering what the biggest song of 2019 was, look no further. Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has officially been certified diamond after selling 10,000,000 units or equivalent. And it’s the first and only song in 2019 to do so.

The song has had a wild history. After being released in December 2018, it went viral on TikTok leading to its initial popularity. It was only after the controversy surrounding its position on the Billboard Country charts that it became an out of control viral hit the world over, after gaining so much publicity.

A series of remixes kept the song alive, from the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, and even Young Thug & Mason Ramsey. It stayed up at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks, making it the longest number one single in the chart’s history.

(Buy: Tickets to Lil Nas X shows)

Listen to it again below.

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