Morgan Wallen ‘One Thing At A Time’ Debuts At No.1 On Billboard 200 With Over 500,000 Units

This is a history-making week for Wallen.

By

Lauren Jo Black

| Posted on

March 14, 2023

Share on:

Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer

The numbers are in and Morgan Wallen’s just-released third studio album, One Thing At A Time, debuted at No.1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart with a whopping 501,000 U.S. equivalent album units, according to Luminate (via Billboard). 

This is the largest week for any album so far in 2023 and the biggest debut since the release of Taylor Swift’s Midnights, which opened with 1.578 million equivalent album units in the fall of 2022. 

Additionally, Wallen’s 36-track One Thing At A Time saw the largest opening week for a country album since Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version) debuted with 604,500 for the week ending Nov. 18, 2021. 

This Is His Second No.1 Album

Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time Album Art
Morgan Wallen – One Thing At A Time Album Art

According to a report by Billboard, 76% of One Thing At A Time’s debut week consumption came from streaming. The project earned the biggest streaming week ever for a country album with 498.28 million on-demand streams. It’s also the fifth-largest streaming week ever for any album from any genre. 

One Thing At A Time showcases Wallen’s wide range of musical influences and combines his love for country, rock, and hip-hop.

“This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and the lows,” Wallen previously shared in a statement. “It also brings together the musical influences that have shaped me as an artist – country, alternative and hip-hop.”

“Last Night”

YouTube video

The news of Wallen’s blockbuster week on the charts comes on the heels of his eighth No.1 single at country radio and as his fan-favorite track, “Last Night,” claimed the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Country Songs chart (for the fifth week). This is Wallen’s first No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

Billboard reports that it’s only the 20th song to ever top both charts and the first since Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) claimed the No.1 spot on both charts in Nov. of 2021. 

Additionally, Wallen is the first solo male (unaccompanied by other artists) to claim the No.1 spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Country Songs chart since 1981 when Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night” topped both charts. 

Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith

2023 Tour Launching Soon

After celebrating the release of One Thing At A Time with a record-breaking free concert for fans in Nashville, Tenn., Morgan Wallen is currently in New Zealand for the launch of the international leg of his highly anticipated One Night At A Time World Tour. 

The superstar is set to play shows throughout New Zealand and Australia through March 25. 

On April 14, Wallen will launch the U.S. leg of the trek with back-to-back shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Ryan Smith

In total, the 63-show trek will visit 30 stadiums, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals to fans across four countries and two continents. The trek will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will also appear on select dates.

In an effort to give back to those in need, Wallen will donate $3 of every ticket sold on the U.S. dates to the More Than My Hometown Foundation. Established in 2021, the foundation benefits causes near and dear to the superstar’s heart, including organizations such as Greater Good Music, Children Are People, the Salvation Army, and the National Museum of African American Music.

Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Morgan Wallen 2023 U.S. Tour Dates

Fri, April 14 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*#

Sat, April 15 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*#

Thurs, April 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

Sat, April 22 Oxford, MS Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*#

Sun, April 23 Oxford, MS Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*+

Thurs, April 27 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

Fri, April 28 Moline, IL Vibrant Arena

Sat, April 29 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena

Thurs, May 4 Jacksonville, FL VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Fri, May 5 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Sat, May 6 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thurs, May 18 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium*

Fri, May 19 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$

Sat, May 20 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$

Wed, May 24 Austin, TX Moody Center

Fri, May 26 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park*#

Thurs, June 1 Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$

Fri, June 2 Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$

Sat, June 3 Panama City Beach, FL Gulf Coast Jam^

Thurs, June 8 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Fri, June 9 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Sat, June 10 Myrtle Beach, SC Carolina Country Music Fest^

Wed, June 14 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*&

Thurs, June 15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*#

Sat, June 17 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park*#

Thurs, June 22 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*#

Fri, June 23 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*$

Thurs, June 29 Detroit, MI Ford Field*#

Fri, June 30 Detroit, MI Ford Field*#

Thurs, July 6 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$

Fri, July 7 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$

Fri, July 14 San Diego, CA Petco Park*#

Sat, July 15 San Diego, CA Petco Park*#

Wed, July 19 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*#

Thurs, July 20 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*#

Sat, July 22 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium*#

Thurs, Aug 3 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest^

Fri, Aug 11 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium*%

Sat, Aug 12 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium*#

Wed, Aug 16 Boston, MA Fenway Park*#

Thurs, Aug 17 Boston, MA Fenway Park*#

Fri, Aug 18 Boston, MA Fenway Park*$

Sat, Sept 2 Washington, DC FedEx Field*$

Sat, Oct 7 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

YouTube video

Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates

Wed, March 15 Auckland, NZ Spark Arena #

Sun, March 19 Ipswich, QLD CMC Rocks ^

Tues, March 21 Sydney, NSW Qudos Bank Arena #

Wed, March 22 Sydney, NSW Qudos Bank Arena #

Fri, March 24 Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena #

Sat, March 25 Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena #

Sat, Aug 5 Camrose, AB Big Valley Jamboree^

Thurs, Sept 14 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

Fri, Sept 15 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

Sat, Sept 16 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

Mon, Sept 18 London, ON Budweiser Gardens

Thurs, Sept 21 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre

Fri, Sept 22 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre

Sat, Sept 23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

Thurs, Sept 28 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre

Fri, Sept 29 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre

Sat, Sept 30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

Tues, Oct 3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

Wed, Oct 4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

* Stadium Dates

^ Festival Dates

# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman

% Riley Green, ERNEST

+ HARDY, ERNEST

Share on:

Lauren Jo Black

Written by

Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.