Morgan Wallen's 'Whiskey Glasses' Tops Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs Charts
Morgan Wallen's "Whiskey Glasses" ascends 2-1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated June 8), increasing by 7% to 41.2 million audience impressions in the week ending June 2, according to Nielsen Music.
With "Whiskey," written by Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadish, Wallen nets his second Country Airplay No. 1. "Up Down," featuring Florida Georgia Line, led nearly a year ago (June 30, 2018).
"Never had I dreamed I'd be celebrating a No. 1 song, so the fact that this is two in a row is mind-blowing to me," Wallen tells Billboard. "I'm thankful for everyone who has believed in me since day one: the Lord, my team, my family, my fans and my friends at country radio. This song is a special one and I'm just getting started."
Concurrently, "Whiskey" rebounds 2-1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, which combines airplay, streaming and sales data. "Whiskey" tops the tally for a second total week, after first leading the May 18-dated list.
"Whiskey" increases by 7% to 12.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 30 and holds at its No. 2 high on Country Streaming Songs. It also keeps at its No. 2 best on Country Digital Song Sales, with 15,000 downloads sold (up 7%) in the same period.
"Whiskey" dethrones Blake Shelton's "God's Country" atop Hot Country Songs, although the latter tune, down to No. 2 after two weeks on top, rules both Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales, for a second week on the former (13.5 million streams, up 7%) and an eighth frame on the latter (23,000 sold, down 7%).
'SOME' MOVE Eric Church banks his 14th Country Airplay top 10, a sum that includes seven No. 1s, as "Some of It" hops 12-10, up 8% to 22.1 million impressions. On Hot Country Songs, "Some" bumps 18-13 for a new high.
Church had last reached the Country Airplay top 10 with "Round Here Buzz" (No. 2, January 2018). He last led the list with "Record Year" in August 2016.
COMBS GOES FOURTH Luke Combs' debut LP This One's for You logs its 37th week at No. 1 on Top Country Albums (25,000 equivalent album units, down 1%).
Combs' collection claims a solo share of the fourth-longest reign in the chart's 55-year history, one-upping the rule of Dixie Chicks' 1999 album Fly.
The only albums with more weeks on top than This One's for You: Shania Twain's Come On Over (50 weeks, starting in 1997); Randy Travis' Always & Forever (43 weeks, 1987); and Garth Brooks' No Fences (41 weeks, 1990).
ABOUT A 'GIRL,' AND 'MORE' The Hot Country Songs top 10 includes two female artists, each unaccompanied by other acts, for the first time in over two-and-a-half years.
Kelsea Ballerini's "Miss Me More" pushes 10-9, propelled by its 6% bump to 31.6 million in audience, as it ranks at No. 3 on Country Airplay. Plus, Maren Morris' "Girl" hops 11-10, returning to the Hot Country Songs top 10 for the first time since March 23, when it reached No. 9. "Girl" pushes 10-9 on Country Airplay (22.2 million impressions, up 6%).
Women hold two spots in the Hot Country Songs top 10 for the first time since the April 6-dated chart, when Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" and Ballerini's "More" placed at Nos. 3 and 8, respectively.
The last time until this week that two women each with no co-billed acts shared spaced in the Hot Country Songs top 10? Oct. 1, 2016, when Ballerini's "Peter Pan" and Miranda Lambert's "Vice" were stationed at, respectively, Nos. 1 and 7.