After releasing the fan-favorite track “7 Summers” on Friday (Aug. 14), Morgan Wallen shattered streaming records at both Apple Music and Spotify, solidifying his place as one of country music’s hottest rising stars.
“7 Summers” raked in a whopping 4.6 million stream on Apple Music, setting a new first-day record for a country song on the streaming platform. Additionally, the track debuted at No.3 on the Global Top 100 chart and topped the country songs charts in both the U.S. and Canada. The breezy tune landed behind Drake (feat. Lil Durk)’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” and Cardi B (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)’s viral “WAP.”
On Spotify, Wallen set the biggest all-time first-day record for a country track by a solo artist, with “7 Summers” climbing to No.3 on the U.S. all-genre Top 200 chart.
Wallen co-wrote “7 Summers” alongside famed Nashville tunesmiths Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. He initially wasn’t sure if the now-fan favorite track would make the cut for his upcoming sophomore album but says the fans quickly helped him make that decision.
“‘7 Summers’ is a song that originally I didn’t even know if it was going to make my album or if I was ever going to put it out,” Wallen shared in a statement. “But when quarantine first started, I was challenged to do a demo on Instagram so I put out the first verse and chorus of ‘7 Summers.’ I heard a lot of good feedback from it on Instagram, and then it started making the rounds on TikTok – I saw how much the song was getting played and how much people were enjoying it, even just the first verse and chorus. Social media played a huge part in me releasing this song, especially this early. It’s a cool thing – me being on the fence about it, then being able to put it out and get people’s feedback. Seeing the response played the biggest part in this release. I think that speaks to just how much fans mean to me and fans mean to music. I’m glad I’m getting to put it out and glad people are loving it, I can’t wait for y’all to hear the full version.”
The success of “7 Summers” comes after Wallen celebrated another career milestone, reaching the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with his debut album IF I KNOW ME 114 weeks after its release.
Wallen’s current single, “More Than My Hometown” is currently Top 25 (and climbing at country radio. Both song are expected to appear on his yet-to-be-announced new album.