His sophomore smash, the 30-song Dangerous: The Double Album clocked in at #1 Billboard 200 albums chart, AKA the biggest album in the world right now, in any genre.
But more than that, Morgan also locked in some records. With 240 million streams in the first week, Morgan hit more than double the previous record, Luke Combs at 102 million streams.
And here’s the kicker… obviously a 30-song album is going to give you an unfair advantage just given the number of songs available, but even if you stripped the 30-song album down to the 18 least-streamed songs, it would still be enough to give Morgan the record.
According to Billboard, here’s a few of Wallen’s notable chart accomplishments:
Largest Streaming Week for a Country Album:
More than double the previous record set by Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get
Third-Largest Streaming Week for a Non-R&B/Hip-Hop Album:
Only Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift had more.
Biggest Week for a Country Album in Over Two Years:
Not since Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty have we seen a debut like this, however Carrie benefitted from a concert ticket/album bundle that Morgan did not.
Only the 12th Country Album to Reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 In the Last Five Years:
He joins Jason Aldean, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, and Luke Combs, AKA country music’s elite.
Not to mention, the album broke Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music records for first-day streaming of a country album.