Lil Nas X racked up millions of streams – as expected – but, more importantly, he also raised tens of thousands of dollars for various charities with the release of his debut album.
The highly anticipated âMonteroâ was released on Friday, but the hype for the project started weeks before when Nas X announced the tracklist for the album. However, in announcing the songs, he also associated each song with significant charity for him.
A representative for Bros in Convo – a Florida charity that helps gay, bisexual and gay black men – tells us that on Friday night he received $ 33,140 in donations through the album. The association was linked to the song “This is what I want”.
Transinclusive Group – a national charity that provides assistance to transgender / maverick people – tells us they raised $ 5,000 through the promotion of the single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”.
The organizations CH-PIER and Compassionate Atlanta, groups that work to help members of the LGBTQ community, create safe spaces and educate the public on issues like HIV tell us they have received nearly $ 1,000 in total. through album fundraising.
CH-PIER and Compassionate Atlanta were promoted through the singles “Dead Right Now” and “The Art of Realization”, respectfully.
âMonteroâ received a ton of praise upon its release, and it’s truly amazing to see the causes it has helped as well.