Morgan Wallen’s Stats Put Him In Whitney Houston’s League
Morgan Wallen continues to make history as his recently released third studio album, One Thing At A Time, notches its 11th consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. The last album to spend 11 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 came in 1987 with Whitney Houston’s Whitney (featuring “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “So Emotional”). Prior to that, it was 1976 into 1977 as Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life (featuring “Isn’t She Lovely” and “I Wish”) logged its first consecutive 13 weeks at No. 1.
Morgan said in a statement, “These stats are all so humbling, and being mentioned in the same sentence as Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston is something I never could have imagined.”
He added, “But I’m most grateful to everyone who listens to my music. That’s the connection that means the most to me, and it’s the best compliment out there – the fact that you guys like it.”
One Thing At A Time has yielded three No. 1 hits to date with 10-week No. 1 “You Proof” (the longest No. 1 in country radio history), “Thought You Should Know,” which remained at the top of country airplay charts for three consecutive weeks; and latest hit “Last Night,” which became the fastest-climbing No. 1 on Billboard Country Airplay charts since 2015. The song has spent six non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It now claims the longest Hot 100 reign – surpassing Kenny Rogers’ “Lady” and Johnny Horton’s “The Battle of New Orleans,” which spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 1980 and 1959, respectively.
2021’s Dangerous: The Double Album notches its 120th non-consecutive week in the Billboard 200 Top 10 second in longevity only to 173 weeks held by the Original Cast Recording, My Fair Lady, in 1956.
The success of his 5x Platinum sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, continues to surpass records previously held by Adele and Bruce Springsteen.
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