Thirty-six song album was released March 3rd
Morgan Wallen scores his second No. 1 album on Billboard’s 200 albums chart, dated March 18th, with over a half of million equivalent album sales of One Night At A Time. Billboard reports that the 36 track project, released March 3rd via Big Loud, scored the largest week for any album in 2023 as it earned 501,000 equivalent sales per Luminate. It’s also the biggest selling album since Taylor Swift’s Midnights debut in October which earned 1.578 million and the biggest country album since Swift’s re-recording of Red in November 2021.
More than three-quarters of the album’s debut-week total were powered by streaming, collectively generating 498.28 million on-demand listens in the US. It marks the fifth-largest streaming week ever for any album, and the biggest in country music.
Of the 501,000, 382,000 were streaming equivalent with 7,500 tracks equivalent and 111,500 powered by physical album sales.
Upon its release, One Thing At A Time arrived as Spotify’s largest streaming debut of any genre in 2023 and the most streamed country album in a single day by a male artist.
The country star is the fifth artist in the past 12 months to have cleared at least 400,00 units in a single week. He joins Drake, 21 Savage, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles in the elite club.
The project follows the record-breaking Dangerous: The Double Album that topped the Billboard Top 200 chart its first 10 weeks, at the height of being blacklisted after he was caught on video using a racial slur in February 2021. Dangerous has spent 110 non consecutive weeks in the top 10, surpassing The Sound of Music soundtrack at 109 weeks.