Morgan Wallen Shatters Record, New Album Breaks Spotify’s Single-Day Streaming Records

Anti-woke music star Morgan Wallen’s new album, “One Thing at a Time,” is already smashing records.

According to Spotify, with 52.29 million streams on Friday, Wallen’s 36-song album set the record as the most-streamed country album in a single day by a male artist.

Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” has also had the largest streaming debut of any genre in 2023 so far on Spotify.

On the album release day, Wallen was the most streamed artist of the day in the U.S. and globally on Spotify.

Spotify added that on Saturday, 31 songs from the album are in Spotify’s Top 50 U.S. chart, including “Last Night” at the No. 1 spot with 3,143,730 streams.

Wallen’s previous album, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” was released in 2021 and is still in the Billboard 200’s top five.

Billboard said Wallen rose from No. 3 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

That makes him the top musical act in the U.S. for a seventh total week.

Wallen’s new album is expected to jump to the top of next week’s Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts that will be released on March 18.

Contributing to Wallen’s Artist 100 ascent are six songs on the Billboard Hot 100, all of which appear on One Thing at a Time, according to Billboard.

The songs are (Rank, Title):

  • No. 5, “Last Night”
  • No. 13, “Thought You Should Know”
  • No. 21, “You Proof”
  • No. 51, “One Thing at a Time”
  • No. 63, “I Wrote the Book”
  • No. 93, “Everything I Love”

Per Billboard:

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Further fueling Wallen’s return to No. 1 on the Artist 100 is his prior LP Dangerous: The Double Album, at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.

The set has spent 109 weeks in the Billboard 200’s top 10, tying the soundtrack to The Sound of Music, from 1965, for the second-most time tallied in the region, after the My Fair Lady original cast recording, from 1956 (173 weeks in the top 10).

Wallen extends his record for the most weeks atop the Artist 100 among core country acts. Jason Aldean and Luke Combs follow with three weeks on top apiece.

Taylor Swift leads all acts with 64 weeks logged at the summit.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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