Morgan Wallen continues to make history as his third studio album, One Thing At A Time, notches its 11th consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The last album to spend 11 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 came in 1987 with Whitney Houston‘s Whitney, which featured mega-hits “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.
Wallen’s 2021 sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album, notches its 120th non-consecutive weeks 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 five-time Platinum project also continues to surpass records previously held by Adele and Bruce Springsteen.
“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,” Wallen says. “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, including the 10-week No. 1 “You Proof,” three-week No. 1 “Thought You Should Know” and the latest pop-crossover hit “Last Night.” The latter became the fastest-climbing No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts since 2015 at just 11 weeks, has spent six non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and now claims the longest Hot 100 reign—surpassing Kenny Rogers’ “Lady” and Johnny Horton’s “The Battle of New Orleans,” which spent six week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 1980 and 1959, respectively.
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