Morgan Wallen Breaks Garth Brooks’ Record For Most Weeks At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With ‘One Thing At A Time’ Album

Wallen’s ‘One Thing At A Time’ album has now spent its 19 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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March 11, 2024

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Morgan Wallen – One Thing At A Time, Garth Brooks – Ropin The Wind

Morgan Wallen has officially surpassed Garth Brooks’ record for the most weeks spent atop the Billboard 200 chart with a country album.

Billboard reported that Wallen’s One Thing At A Time album has spent its 19th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, thus breaking the record previously held by Brooks’ Ropin the Wind project, which spent 18 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 during its reign in 1991-92.

In addition to surpassing Brooks, the East Tennessee native’s collection continues to hold the most weeks at No. 1 among all albums since Adele’s 21 notched a whopping 24 nonconsecutive weeks in the top ranking in 2011-12.

Morgan Wallen- One Thing At A Time Chart Record
Morgan Wallen- One Thing At A Time Chart Record

The Album’s Chart History

One Thing At A Time made its debut at the top of the chart on March 18, 2023, and spent its first 12 weeks at No. 1 through early June, according to the outlet. It returned to the top spot for three consecutive weeks last June and July, and later claimed the No. 1 position for single-week runs in October, January, and February. Throughout its 53 weeks on the list, One Thing At A Time has never ranked lower than No. 6.

In its latest week, the album also earned an impressive 68,000 U.S. equivalent album units, including 89.63 million on-demand official streams, according to Luminate (per Billboard).

Since the Billboard 200 started publishing on a regular, weekly basis in March 1956, there have only been 12 albums that have spent a minimum of 19 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Wallen’s name now appears among the coveted list of musical icons including Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis, Prince, M.C. Hammer, Whitney Houston, and more. 

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One Thing At A Time was unveiled March 3, 2023 and marked Morgan Wallen’s first full-length release since his 2021 Dangerous: The Double Album. The massive 36-track collection has spawned several No. 1 hits including “Last Night,” “Thought You Should Know,” and “You Proof.”

The Abbey Road Sessions

In honor of the album’s one-year anniversary, Morgan Wallen celebrated with fans by dropping the Abbey Road Sessions, a seven-track collection named after London’s world-renowned Abbey Road Studios, where he recorded the new tunes in the famous Studio Two on Dec. 5, 2023.

The new digital series features five live recordings from his One Thing At A Time album, as well as an unreleased tune titled, “Lies Lies Lies,” and a cover of Nothing But Thieves’ 2015 release, “Graveyard Whistling.”

Morgan Wallen; Photo via YouTube
Morgan Wallen; Photo via YouTube

“Playing the O2 in London last fall and getting to record at Abbey Road, where so much iconic music has been made, was legendary for me and my band. We will never forget it,” shares Wallen of his trip. “I’m so excited to release these Abbey Road Sessions for my fans on the one-year anniversary of One Thing At A Time. They make all this possible.”

The accredited singer has also recently revealed that more music is on the way as he teased he was “Back at it” in the studio with his One Thing At A Time producer, Joey Moi.

New Show Announced

Morgan Wallen is currently preparing to launch the U.S. leg of his extended One Night At A Time Tour. On April 14, he will kick things off with back-to-back shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

In the midst of his run, he will return to the U.K. to deliver a milestone performance in Hyde Park London on July 4. 

While making the announcement on social media, he wrote, “Just wanted to post this and say how big of a deal this is for me and my team. I’ve always had a desire to bring my brand of country music to an international audience and I’m humbled for opportunity to do so on such a legendary stage.”

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.