Is Lil Nas X's debut album Montero available on vinyl?

Amber Peake September 17, 2021
Is Lil Nas X's debut album Montero available on vinyl?
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Lil Nas X has finally dropped his highly anticipated debut album Montero. The album was released yesterday, Thursday, 16 September with fans now curious to know if Lil Nas X will announce a Montero vinyl edition of the album.

Is Lil Nas X’s Montero album available on vinyl?

Lil Nas X announced his debut album Montero, which references the rapper’s real name Montero Lamar Hill, would be dropping this week in August as he released his single Industry Baby with Jack Harlow.

In the weeks since the rapper has kept fans excited as he donned a baby bump while he counted down the days until “baby Montero” arrived on social media.

Lil Nas X initially announced the album would be released tomorrow, Friday, 17 September, but revealed it would finally drop yesterday (16 September) as he posted a video across Twitter, Instagram and TikTok as he admitted he was having contractions.

As the album is released, the artist’s official merch store currently only has a digital download of the full album listed, with a vinyl edition yet to be announced.

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Lil Nas X fans hope he releases a Montero vinyl

While the rapper has not confirmed the release of the album on vinyl, fans have taken to social media as they hope for a vinyl edition:

As the artist has been sporting a baby bump in promotion of his new album, one fan joked about how Lil Nas X could give birth to a vinyl:

It seems this fan may have been on the money as while launching the album yesterday Lil Nas X released a video titled “LIL NAS X GIVES BIRTH” across his socials which saw the artist birth what looks to be a vinyl edition of the album.

Fans have since wondered if the video confirms there will be a Montero vinyl release:

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Has he ever released a vinyl?

Yes. According to Discogs, the artist previously released two 7″ vinyls of his breakthrough track Old Town Road which went viral in 2019.

The first vinyl includes the original track and a version featuring Billy Ray Cyrus while the second vinyl has the same tracks as the first as well as a few more remixes including one by Diplo.

Old Town Road maintained number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a total of 19 weeks and broke the record for the longest consecutive run at the top spot.

Although it seems, the rapper has not continued the tradition with his other singles, as his Old Town Road vinyls are his only vinyl releases so far.

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at Express.co.uk as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.