Yet again, Morgan Wallen has broken an impressive record, with his most recent single “You Proof” becoming the longest-running #1 song in Billboard Country Airplay chart history, taking the top spot for nine whole weeks.
According to chart insider Chris Owen, it has now surpassed “Amazed” by Lonestar and “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett for most weeks at number one on Billboard Country Airplay chart, which he was tied with for eight weeks at #1 last week.
They factored in the full nine weeks, with the single falling out and reclaiming the top spot two separate times on one chart run, which is also likely the first time that’s ever happened on the country chart.
The Billboard Country Airplay chart is the chart that all labels and industry people use to officially track their songs performance, so to say this is a massive moment and record for Morgan would be a huge understatement:
“You Proof” by @MorganWallen is officially the longest-running number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
This is factoring in full weeks at #1 (eight) and real-time tracking, which surpasses “Amazed” (1999) and “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” (2003).
A few days ago, his Dangerous double album became the first artist album in history to spend 100 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart, in addition to being the longest-running top 10 album in the chart’s history, which goes for any record in all of music.
And last week, Morgan became the first artist to ever have three songs in all three top spots on the Hot Country Songs chart, with “You Proof,” “One Thing At a Time,” & “Wasted On You” claiming the top three spots on the Billboard Hot Country songs chart simultaneously.
Morgan’s current single, “Thought You Should Know,” is currently flying up the charts, too, cracking the top 10 this week and also becoming is 8th career top 10 at country radio… but don’t be surprised to see this one hit #1 faster than even “You Proof” just did, which is currently also his fastest-rising hit at radio, in addition to this new record of being #1 for nine weeks.
Hell, he might even wind up breaking this record with “Thought You Should Know” sometime next year.
Needless to say, with the Dangerous era officially over and Morgan teasing a lot of new music coming soon, in addition to gearing up for a massive 2023 stadium world tour, he’s probably going to only multiply this insane momentum next year.
It’s hard to imagine how he could top everything that’s happened since he released Dangerous, but if he does, he’s clearly going to be breaking his own records.