Hot 100 Topped By Country Stars Luke Combs And Morgan Wallen On Rare Feat


If anyone is tempted to think of country music as a one-man phenomenon right now, morgan wallen‘s seeming insubordination runs over more than one chart, Luke Combs He came to remind everyone that this town is big enough for both. Now they form a two-man barricade at the top of Billboard. hot 100because, among them, the country took the top two positions in all genre charts for the first time in 42 years.

Wallen’s hit song “Last Night” remains at the top of the Hot 100 – no news there, as the song was #1 in its 14th week. It’s new, however, that Combs’ cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” is coming soon. In March 1981, Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night” and Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” achieved the same crossover success.

Even if the Hot 100 had an early ’80s precedent for the one-on-two punch, there’s an entirely new record success to be found in the mutual success of these songs. Wallen and Combs are also 1-2 on Billboard’s streaming chart, respectively. It ranks next. With 1981 clearly not a flow chart, it may come as no surprise that this week that country’s lockdown in the top two places.

Radio is helping (if you will) the rise of the “Fast Car”. Billboard reported that broadcast for Combs’ cover rose 21% over the week, compared to more modest gains in streams and downloads, where the tune was already as big as it could be. Radio views for the track rose to 51.3 million during the week; It has accumulated 21.2 million streams.

Can Combs beat Wallen and land at #1? Possibly, but that may take some time, as this week was nowhere near a photo finish. “Last Night” is still stepping up on the gas, garnering 72.2 million radio views and 29.8 million streams.

Billboard 200 album chart, Wallen is also fending off all opponents, as “One Thing at a Time” is #1 for the 14th week without a row. More than a decade ago, no album has stood at the top of this chart since Adele topped the chart for 24 weeks in 2011-12.

Three top 10 albums this week: Ateez #2 with “The World EP.2: Outlaw”, Gunna #3 with “A Gift & A Curse”, and #9 with Queens of the Stone Age “Times New In Roman…”

As is typical with K-pop artists, strong Ateez results were based on fans’ enthusiasm to buy the album in different collectible CD releases rather than release it. In fact, 97.5% of the 101,000 copies sold were in CD format, with the rest digitally downloaded.

Completing the top 10 albums include Taylor Swift’s “Midnights”, Wallen’s previous album SZA, Metro Boomin’s “Spider-Verse”, and Lil Durk and Swift’s 2019 “Lover”.

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