Morgan Wallen Continues Reign with “One Thing at a Time” Album, Defying Competition

Morgan Wallen


NASHVILLE — Morgan Wallen, the country sensation known for his chart-topping prowess, has once again asserted his dominance on the Billboard album chart. His latest offering, “One Thing at a Time,” has clinched the No. 1 spot for an impressive 10 consecutive weeks since its release, fending off fierce competition from heavyweights such as Metallica, Ed Sheeran, and a wave of K-pop acts.

This achievement marks a continuation of Wallen’s remarkable success story, which began two years ago with his acclaimed “Dangerous: The Double Album,” a sprawling collection that also held the No. 1 position for 10 consecutive weeks. With “One Thing at a Time,” Wallen has extended his chart-topping streak, demonstrating his enduring popularity and strong fan base across genres.

According to data from the tracking service Luminate, Wallen’s latest album recorded the equivalent of 141,000 sales in the United States in its most recent week, fueled by a staggering 179 million streams and approximately 5,000 physical copies sold. Since its launch in early March, “One Thing at a Time” has accumulated nearly 2.5 billion streams, underscoring Wallen’s immense appeal in the streaming era.

In the illustrious history of the Billboard 200 chart, which spans over six decades, only a handful of artists including Adele and Whitney Houston have managed to hold the No. 1 spot for at least 10 weeks with consecutive albums. Wallen now joins this esteemed company, solidifying his status as one of the defining artists of his generation.

Despite a recent setback due to a vocal cord injury that sidelined him from touring until late June, Wallen’s chart-topping success shows no signs of waning. However, looming challenges from new releases by the Jonas Brothers, Lauren Daigle, and Celine Dion could test the longevity of “One Thing at a Time”‘s reign atop the charts.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran, a perennial chart-topper in his own right, debuts at No. 2 with his latest album, “-“. Despite strong anticipation and a formidable fan base, Sheeran’s album garnered 38 million streams and 81,000 sales as a complete package in the United States, marking a notable achievement but falling short of the top spot.

With upcoming releases from Lewis Capaldi, Kesha, and others on the horizon, the Billboard album chart promises continued excitement and competition in the weeks ahead. As Morgan Wallen celebrates another milestone in his career, the music industry eagerly watches to see how long he can maintain his grip atop the charts amidst a crowded field of talent.