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Rhett is the first solo male to score a trio of toppers on the chart from a debut full-length since 1994.
Thomas Rhett becomes just the second solo male artist, and the first in more than 21 years, to score three No. 1s on Billboard's Country Airplay chart from a full-length debut album, as "Make Me Wanna" steps 2-1 in its 30th chart week.
With a 2 percent gain to 44.6 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music, the track is the third leader from Rhett's 2013 breakthrough It Goes Like This. It follows previous chart-toppers "Get Me Some of That" (May 24, 2014) and the title track, which started a three-week reign on the Oct. 26, 2013 list.
Dating to the Country Airplay chart's launch 25 years ago, Clay Walker is the only other male artist to generate three No. 1s from a debut album. His 1993 self-titled rookie release yielded "What's It to You" (1993), "Live Until I Die" and "Dreaming With My Eyes Open" (both in 1994).
Rhett's three Country Airplay leaders are the most from any newcomer's full-length debut since Florida Georgia Line rolled four from Here's to the Good Times (2012-14); that's the record, by the way, for the most No. 1s by any act from a first album, previously notched only by Brooks & Dunn (Brand New Man, 1991-92) and Zac Brown Band (The Foundation, 2008-10).
All charts, including Country Airplay, will refresh Thursday (Feb. 26) on Billboard.com.