Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Morgan Wallen Chart Run


“The country star’s chart run with One Thing at a Time puts him in a league
with Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and the ‘Titanic’ soundtrack.”
 – The New York Times
Morgan Wallen outside his Mamaw Boots’ home in Sneedville, Tenn. for
One Thing At A Time album cover.
 Release date: 3/3/23. Photo by Ryan Smith.
Label: Big Loud / Mercury / Republic 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – East Tennessean Morgan Wallen continues to make history as his recently released third studio album One Thing At A Time notches its 11th consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. Sitting at the top since its March 3 release, The New York Times notes, “the country star’s chart run with One Thing at a Time puts him in a league with Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and the ‘Titanic’ soundtrack.” 
The last album to spend 11 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 came in 1987 with Whitney Houston's Whitney (featuring “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “So Emotional,”) the Times further notes. Prior to that it was 1976 into 1977 as Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life (featuring “Isn’t She Lovely” and “I Wish”) logged its first consecutive 13 weeks at No. 1. Meanwhile, 2021’s Dangerous: The Double Album notches its 120th non-consecutive weeks in the Billboard 200 Top 10 second in longevity only to 173 weeks held by the Original Cast Recording, My Fair Lady, in 1956. 
“These stats are all so humbling and being mentioned in the same sentence as Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston is something I never could have imagined,” Wallen reflects. “But I’m most grateful to everyone who listens to my music. That’s the connection that means the most to me and it’s the best compliment out there – the fact that you guys like it.”
One Thing At A Time has yielded three No. 1 hits to-date with 10-week No. 1 “You Proof” (the longest No. 1 in Country radio history); “Thought You Should Know,” which remained at the top of country airplay charts for three consecutive weeks; and latest pop-crossover hit “Last Night,” which became the fastest-climbing No. 1 on Billboard Country Airplay charts since 2015 at just 11 weeks, has spent six non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and now claims the longest Hot 100 reign – surpassing Kenny Rogers’ “Lady” and Johnny Horton’s “The Battle of New Orleans” which spent six week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 1980 and 1959, respectively. 
Meanwhile, the success of his 5x Platinum sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, continues to surpass records previously held by Adele and Bruce Springsteen, clocking in at 120 non-consecutive weeks and counting in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 charts.
Wallen’s 62-date 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour includes visits to 5 countries, 3 continents and counts 29 stadium-plays plus arenas, amphitheaters & festivals in the superstar’s most expansive tour yet. With support from HARDY, ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman, the tour kicked off overseas in New Zealand and Australia before returning stateside at Milwaukee’s American Family Field; and next up is set to resume with back-to-back nights at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. 

Morgan Wallen 2023 U.S. Tour Dates:
Thurs, June 22        Chicago, IL                      Wrigley Field*#  
Fri, June 23             Chicago, IL                      Wrigley Field*$
Tues, June 27          Grand Rapids, MI            Van Andel Arena
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*$
Wed, Aug 30           Pittsburgh, PA                 PNC Park*
Thurs, Aug 31         Pittsburgh, PA                 PNC Park*
Sat, Sept 2               Washington, DC              FedEx Field*$
Fri, Sept 8               Moline, IL                       Vibrant Arena
Sat, Sept 9               Lincoln, NE                    Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat, Oct 7                Tacoma, WA                   Tacoma Dome
Fri, Nov 10             Atlanta, GA                     Truist Park*
Sat, Nov 11             Atlanta, GA                     Truist Park*
Thurs, Nov 16        Austin, TX                       Moody Center
Sat, Nov 18            Houston, TX                    Minute Maid Park*
TBC                       Philadelphia, PA               Citizens Bank Park*
Morgan Wallen 2024 U.S. Tour Dates:
Thurs May 9, 2024       Hershey, PA                         Hersheypark Stadium*
Fri, May 17, 2024         East Rutherford, NJ            MetLife Stadium*
Sat, May 18, 2024         East Rutherford, NJ            MetLife Stadium*
Thurs, June 6, 2024       Virginia Beach, VA            Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri, June 7, 2024            Virginia Beach, VA            Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates:
Sat, Aug 5             Camrose, AB                    Big Valley Jamboree^
Thurs, Aug 24       Dieppe, NB                      YQM Country Fest^
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
Sun, Dec. 3             London, UK                    The O2
* Stadium Dates
^ Festival Dates
# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman
$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman

& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman
% Riley Green, ERNEST

Hailed by 
Billboard for making “his superstar arrival as a touring artist” in 2022, Morgan Wallen recently wrapped his 55-show Dangerous Tour with his first headlining stadium show at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, which saw him shatter attendance records previously held by Elton John and Lady Gaga. Now, the ACM Male Artist of the Year who had record-setting shows in 30 venues across the country - with the only country tour nominated for Pollstar’s Major Tour of the Year– has embarked on a massive world tour. Spanning 29 stadium-plays across 5 countries and 3 continents, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals, Wallen’s 62-show One Night At A Time World Tour will deliver the man The New Yorker dubbed as “the most wanted man in country” to fans worldwide.
With over 18.2 billion on-demand streams and eight chart-toppers at Country radio, the East Tennessean recently became the first artist to have three singles simultaneously in the top-10 on country radio with “
Last Night,” “One Thing At A Time” and “Thought You Should Know” – as “Last Night” becomes Wallen’s fastest-climbing No. 1 to-date (with just 11 weeks) and the fastest-charting No. 1 since 2015, topping breakout hit “You Proof” which reached No. 1 after just 14 weeks and remained at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for a record-breaking ten non-consecutive weeks. On the heels of the unparalleled success of his 5x platinum, ACM Album of the Year, Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Mercury/Republic Records) – which topped 2021's all-genre Billboard 200 Albums year-end chart and notched historical chart status as Billboard’s longest running Top 10 album in history for a solo artist (with 120 total weeks spent in the Top 10, eclipsing Adele’s 21 and Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA), Wallen’s 36-song deeply personal third studio album, One Thing At A Time, is available now, where it remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts for its 11th consecutive week. $3 from every U.S. ticket sold for the One Night At A Time World Tour benefits the Morgan Wallen Foundation.