Nine months later, Lil Nas X delivers his long-awaited debut album. In addition to the chart-topping hit “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow, the 15-track set includes appearances from Megan Thee Stallion (“Dolla Sign Slime”) and Doja Cat (“Scoop”). The legendary Elton John guests on “One of Me,” while Miley Cyrus joins Nas on the closer “Am I Dreaming.”
“You’re getting a lot of stories about me,” the 22-year-old rapper told PEOPLE. “You’re getting a lot of stories about my past and where I want to be in my love life. But they’re also a bop. I feel like I finally found a great balance between being as real as possible within my music and making a hit song.”
BABY MONTERO IS HERE!!! pic.twitter.com/9TzhXDuyPE
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) September 17, 2021
MONTERO arrives along with a video for “That’s What I Want,” which Nas calls his “favorite video I’ve ever made.”
Nas pulled out all the stops to promote the album, including a VMA performance, pregnancy photo shoot, billboards, and even his own talk show, “The Montero Show,” which ended with him giving birth.