Lil Nas X becomes New York Times best-selling children’s book author

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The Grammy-award winning ‘Old Town Road’ rap star now has a NYT bestselling book

As if he hasn’t done enough in his young life, rapper Lil Nas X can now add New York Times best-selling author to his list of notable achievements.

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According to People, this week, the 21-year-old born Montero Hill, made his way onto the heavily coveted list thanks to his childrens book, titled C Is for Country.

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On Jan. 5th, the rapper announced the release of the book that teaches children the English alphabet on his Instagram page. Random House Kids’ official website describes it as the story of an animated Lil Nas X and a pony named Panini (named after his popular sandwich-titled song) as they go on “on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown.”

C is for Country goes out to every amazing kid out there who sang along to ‘Old Town Road’ on repeat and helped change my life forever,” Lil Nas X said in a statement, days after the book’s release. “I hope this book inspires them and makes learning the alphabet a thousand times more fun. I’m so happy with how it turned out, and I can’t wait for the world to see it.”

“We’re so excited to be working with Lil Nas X on this project,” says Sara Sargent, senior executive editor at Random House Books for Young Readers. “He’s one of the most prominent figures in music today and someone many young kids look up to. With C is For Country he brings his usual energy to a new medium in a way fans of all ages will enjoy.”

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C Is for Country is geared towards children ages 3 to 7. In a tweet from last September, the internet savvy Grammy-winner unapologetically dubbed his work, “The best kid’s book of all time.”

Watch an interview with Lil Nas X about the book below:

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