July 30 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey sent love and congratulations to Lil Nas X after the rapper beat her longstanding Billboard record.
Carey, 49, saluted Lil Nas X, 20, in a tweet Monday after his "Old Town Road" remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus surpassed "One Sweet Day," Carey's 1995 hit with Boyz II Men, to become the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single.
Carey shared an edited photo of herself passing a torch to Lil Nas X with the Billboard logo in the background.
"Sending love & congrats to @LilNasX on breaking one of the longest running records in music history! We've been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life!" she captioned the post.
Lil Nas X replied to Carey's message on Twitter.
"wowwww thank you so much mariah! you are a legend and an icon and i'm blessed to even have you acknowledging me right now! growing up to your music & now having you talk to me directly is unreal!" he wrote.
The "Old Town Road" remix topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a 17th week Monday, beating "One Sweet Day" and "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, which both spent 16 weeks at No. 1.