Morgan Wallen Hits Major Records On Multiple Charts After Another Snub From The Mainstream

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Morgan Wallen topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 albums charts in early April, just days after being snubbed by the CMT Awards.

Wallen hit the top spots with single “Last Night” and his latest 36-track album “One Thing At A Time,” according to Billboard’s official rankings. The single has received more than 35,000,000 streams and almost 30,000,000 radio airplay impressions, which is a huge gain of 25%, according to MusicTimes.

“Last Night” has also hit the top spot for the Streaming Songs Chart for five weeks in a row, as well as ranking in the Top 25 across charts like Radio Songs, Digital Song Sales, County Airplay, Pop Airplay, and Adult Pop Airplay, MusicTimes noted.

The excellent track first hit the top spot back in February, well before the entire album dropped. It then helped Wallen break a 40-year record for topping both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Country Songs charts. No artist had held both positions since 1981, when Eddie Rabbitts “I Love a Rainy Night” hit both positions.

Despite being the top country music artist in the country, Wallen was snubbed by the CMT Awards in early April. He was also snubbed by the Grammys in November 2022, after more than a year of back-to-back record-breaking successes in his career. (RELATED: Morgan Wallen Shares Devastating Injury That Changed His Life)

When “Last Night” then hit the top of the charts, the media establishment absolutely lost it. It appears that some Americans don’t understand that Wallen is adored for his incredible talent and heartfelt song-writing, and not because being a fan of his means we want to “own the libs,” as one writer suggested.