Morgan Wallen achieves his sixth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart as “Wasted on You” ascends to the top of the list dated July 2. In the tracking week ending June 26, the song gained by 4% to 29.4 million in audience, according to Luminate.
Wallen wrote the song with ERNEST, Josh Thompson and Ryan Vojtesak.
Concurrently, “Wasted” rules the multi-metric Hot Country Songs tally for a seventh frame. It corralled 12.2 million U.S. streams (up 2%) and sold 5,000 downloads (up 13%) in the week ending June 23.
The 29-year-old Wallen, from Sneedville, Tenn., last led Country Airplay with “Sand in My Boots” for a week in February. He first topped the survey with “Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line) for a frame in June 2018 and reigned again with “Whiskey Glasses” for three weeks starting in June 2019, “Chasin’ You” (one week, May 2020) and “More Than My Hometown” (one, November 2020).
Meanwhile, “Wasted” parent set Dangerous: The Double Album leads Top Country Albums for a record-extending 63rd week, with 52,000 equivalent album units (up less than 1%).
Notably, “Wasted” will be promoted to pop and adult pop radio beginning July 11.
Concurrently, ERNEST’s “Flower Shops,” featuring Wallen, pushes 19-18 on Country Airplay (7.9 million).
Luke Combs’ new single “The Kind of Love We Make” blasts onto Hot Country Songs at No. 2. It drew 11 million streams and sold 12,000 downloads in its first full tracking week. On Country Airplay, the song, which Combs co-wrote, climbs 18-15 (9.5 million, up 8%).
The song opens at No. 1 on both Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales, awarding Combs his fourth and eighth leader on the respective lists.
Combs rolls up his 16th Hot Country Songs top 10 overall and makes his second-highest debut. “Forever After All” became Combs’ fourth No. 1 when it debuted atop the survey dated Nov. 7, 2020, for its first of 10 weeks on top. The song dominated Country Airplay for six weeks starting in June 2021, becoming Combs’ 11th of 14 consecutive career-opening No. 1 singles, a record streak that his latest could extend.
“Make” is the lead single from Combs’ album Growin’ Up. Released June 24, the 12-song set will impact the Top Country Albums survey dated July 9.
Also notably, the track tallies the second No. 2 debut on Hot Country Songs in as many weeks, following Bailey Zimmerman’s “Rock and a Hard Place” on the list dated June 25. (It ranks at No. 12 on the July 2 ranking.)
Two Guys and a ‘Bar’
Chris Young scores his 17th Country Airplay top 10, as “At the End of a Bar,” with Mitchell Tenpenny, who adds his second top 10, lifts 11-10 (14.9 million, up 7%). The pair penned the song with Chris DeStefano.
For Young, “Bar” follows his duet with Kane Brown, “Famous Friends,” which became Young’s 10th Country Airplay No. 1 and wrapped as the top title on the 2021 year-end Country Airplay chart.
“Bar” is Tenpenny’s first Country Airplay top 10 since his first of six entries, “Drunk Me,” which hit No. 2 in December 2018. Meanwhile, his latest solo single, “Truth About You,” rises 15-14 (9.9 million, up 11%).