By Maxim Mower
Morgan Wallen's 36-song 2023 album, One Thing At A Time, has continuing its chart-dominating run atop the all-genre Billboard 200 for a record-breaking tenth week.
In doing so, the Sneedville hitmaker has become the first male soloist to spend ten weeks at No. 1 with back-to-back full-length records since the chart began back in March 1956.
The success of One Thing At A Time follows Wallen's run of ten weeks at No. 1 with his previous album, Dangerous, which dropped in 2021 and spawned a formidable array of hit singles, including ‘Sand in My Boots’, ‘Wasted On You’, ‘More Than My Hometown’ and ‘7 Summers’.
In addition, the Tennessee maverick becomes only the third male soloist of all time to have at least two albums spend ten weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, joining Henry Mancini and Elvis Presley.
The only other acts in history to have achieved back-to-back ten-week No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 are Adele, Whitney Houston, The Monkees and The Kingston Trio.
Despite having been forced to cancel the next six weeks of tour dates due to being placed on prolonged voice rest, the immense popularity of Morgan Wallen's One Thing At A Time has not been showing any signs of slowing down. In the week concluding May 11, the project picked up the equivalent of 141,000 album units in the US, which marked a 2% increase on the previous seven days.
As Morgan Wallen now sets its sights on surpassing the ten-week chart-topping run of Dangerous with One Thing At A Time, he also holds onto the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Last Night’.
The uptempo earworm spends a sixth week at the pinnacle of the prestigious all-genre ranking, seeing off another tough challenge from SZA's ‘Kill Bill’, as well as newcomer Toosii's ‘Favorite Song’.
In the past week (May 5-11), Morgan Wallen's ‘Last Night’ earned 8% more radio airplay audience impressions and 6% more streams, underlining that his recent vocal injury has not dampened his figures.
As usual, this Morgan Wallen triumph follows hot on the heels of another, with the ‘You Proof’ hitmaker having been crowned the 2023 ACM Male Artist of the Year at last Thursday's ceremony.
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