"Holiday"
Single by Lil Nas X
from the album Montero[1]
ReleasedNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
Genre
Length2:35
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Lil Nas X singles chronology
"Rodeo (Remix)"
(2020)
"Holiday"
(2020)
"Montero (Call Me by Your Name)"
(2021)
Music video
"Holiday" on YouTube

"Holiday" (stylized in all caps) is a song by American rapper and singer Lil Nas X. It was released on November 13, 2020 through Columbia Records, as first single from his debut album Montero.[2][3] A preview of the song, titled "The Origins of Holiday", was released on November 8.[3] It is a Christmas-themed song, described as a stopgap single between his debut EP 7 and follow-up single "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)".[4]

Music videos

"The Origins of Holiday" (trailer)

The music video for "The Origins of Holiday" trailer was directed by Jason Koenig, and produced by Ron Perry, Saul Levitz, Bridgitte Pugh.[5] It has Lil Nas X overtaking the identity of Santa Claus, in a fashion similar to Tim Allen's character in the 1994 film The Santa Clause, and features Michael J. Fox as the character of Marty McFly from the Back to the Future film series.[2]

"Holiday"

The music video for "Holiday" was directed by Gibson Hazard and Lil Nas X, and features Lil Nas X as a futuristic Santa Claus in his workshop on December 24, 2220.[6]

Promotion

Roblox concert

On November 10, 2020, Roblox announced the "Lil Nas X Concert Experience", that began on November 14, 2020 at 1pm PST. The concert was used to promote the single, with Lil Nas X singing a variety of his popular songs through a large avatar.[7][8] The event was widely considered a success, with it receiving 33 million views.[9]

Charts

Chart performance for "Holiday"
Chart (2020–2021) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 42
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[12] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[13] 16
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 26
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[15] 16
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 7
France (SNEP)[17] 70
Germany (Official German Charts)[18] 29
Greece (IFPI)[19] 10
Hungary (Single Top 40)[20] 20
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[21] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[22] 18
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 39
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[24] 10
Norway (VG-lista)[25] 10
Portugal (AFP)[26] 36
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[27] 15
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 60
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 26
UK Singles (OCC)[30] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[31] 37
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[32] 11
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[33] 25
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[34] 12

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[35] Gold 20,000double-dagger
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[36] Platinum 40,000double-dagger
Poland (ZPAV)[37] Gold 10,000double-dagger
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[38] Gold 10,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[39] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[40] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Release dates and formats for "Holiday"
Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various November 13, 2020 Columbia [41][42]
United States November 17, 2020 Contemporary hit radio [43]
Rhythmic radio [44]
Italy November 20, 2020 Contemporary hit radio [45]
United States January 18, 2021 Hot adult contemporary radio [46]

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  40. ^ "British single certifications – Lil Nas X – Holiday". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 11, 2021.Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Holiday in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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