Morgan Wallen’s One Factor at a Time debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 18) with 501,000 equal album models earned in the USA within the week ending March 9, in line with Luminate. It’s the biggest week of 2023 for any album by models earned, the largest since Taylor Swift’s Midnights debut with 1.578 million (week ending Oct. 27, 2022; chart dated Nov. 5, 2022) and the biggest week for a rustic album since Swift’s Pink (Taylor’s Model) opened with 604,500 (week ending Nov. 18, 2021; chart dated Nov. 27, 2021).
A hefty 76% of One Factor at a Time’s debut-week complete was powered by streaming exercise. The set’s 36 tracks collectively generated 498.28 million on-demand official streams within the U.S. within the album’s first week – marking the fifth-largest streaming week ever for any album, and the largest ever for a rustic album.
One Factor at a Time was launched March 3 through Huge Loud/Mercury/Republic Information and is the follow-up to Wallen’s chart-topping effort Harmful: The Double Album, launched in January 2021. The latter spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart and ranks at No. 6 on the most recent record — its one hundred and tenth nonconsecutive week within the prime 10. It now solely has the second-most weeks within the prime 10 within the record’s 67-year historical past, surpassing 109 weeks for the soundtrack to The Sound of Music. (The unique solid recording of My Honest Girl holds the file for essentially the most weeks within the prime 10, with 173.)
One Factor at a Time was preceded by the discharge of 9 songs from the album way back to April of 2022. 4 of these tunes topped Billboard’s Sizzling Nation Songs chart: “Don’t Think Jesus,” “Thought You Should Know,” “You Proof” and “Last Night,” the lattermost of which has reigned for 4 weeks operating (by way of essentially the most just lately revealed March 11-dated rating).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models, compiled by Luminate. Items comprise album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). Every unit equals one album sale, or 10 particular person tracks bought from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The brand new March 18, 2023-dated chart will likely be posted in full on Billboard‘s web site on March 14. For all chart information, comply with @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram.
Of One Factor at a Time’s 501,000 equal album models earned, SEA models comprise 382,000 (equaling 498.28 million on-demand official streams of the set’s 36 tracks), album gross sales comprise 111,500 and TEA models comprise 7,500. The album’s gross sales have been powered by its digital obtain possibility (87,500; obtainable as each a clear and specific version) whereas its double-CD (specific solely) bought 24,000. On the ultimate day of the monitoring week, the digital album was additionally supplied in two various cowl variants in Wallen’s official webstore for a reduced worth. The set was not commercially launched in some other codecs.
One Factor at a Time has the second-largest week of 2023 by conventional album gross sales for an album, after the debut body of TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s The Identify Chapter: Temptation (152,000; chart dated Feb. 11). One Factor at a Time has the biggest gross sales week for a rustic album since Pink (Taylor’s Model) bought 369,000 in its first week (Nov. 27, 2021, chart).
As famous above, One Factor at a Time captures the fifth-largest streaming week ever for an album. The 4 largest streaming weeks for albums, by complete streams earned, have been all additionally debut frames. Drake’s Scorpion leads the pack, because it collected 745.92 million clicks for its 25 tracks within the week ending July 5, 2018. Scorpion is adopted by the opening weeks of Drake’s Licensed Lover Boy (743.67 million for its 21 tracks, week ending Sept. 9, 2021), Taylor Swift’s Midnights (549.26 million for its 20 tracks throughout its normal and deluxe editions, week ending Oct. 27, 2022) and Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss (513.56 million for its 16 tracks, week ending Nov. 10, 2022).
Actually, the truth that One Factor at a Time has 36 songs helps its first-week numbers — as streaming exercise for the chart is measured by taking the variety of streams generated by every tune on an album and including them as much as one general complete. Had the album been shortened to a size similar to Drake’s 25-track Scorpion, it nonetheless would have had an enormous streaming determine. The highest 25 most-streamed songs on One Factor at a Time generated 397.93 million on-demand official streams — which might made it the Tenth-largest streaming week ever, and nonetheless the largest amongst all nation albums. Had One Factor at a Time’s tracklist been even shorter — as quick as Drake and 21 Savage’s 16-track Her Loss, it nonetheless would have had a strong, however not fairly as eye-popping, streaming begin. One Factor at a Time’s prime 16 most-streamed tracks collectively generated 294.65 million on-demand official streams — which might have ranked the set among the many prime 20 greatest streaming weeks of all time, although nonetheless the second-largest streaming week for a rustic album (behind the debut of Swift’s Pink [Taylor’s Version], with 303.23 million for its 30 tracks).
Within the final 12 months, One Factor at a Time has essentially the most songs on its streaming album of any No. 1 on the Billboard 200, save for the 44-track Encanto soundtrack — though most of these 44 tracks are rating and instrumental cuts, and the overwhelming majority of the album’s streaming exercise has come from the set’s 9 focus songs, together with the ensemble smash “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” Together with Encanto, within the final 12 months, the common tracklist size for the streaming version of a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 has been 19. If we take away Encanto from the maths, that common falls to 18. Within the final 12 months, solely 4 No. 1 albums have had fewer than 12 songs — and all have been Okay-pop tasks, powered largely by CD album gross sales, not streams.
Just a few final notes about Wallen… he’s the primary male artist with back-to-back nation No. 1s on the Billboard 200 since 2019, when Thomas Rhett notched his second No. 1 in a row with Middle Level Highway, following Life Adjustments in 2017. Additional, Wallen has the biggest week for any nation album by a male artist for the reason that Billboard 200 started monitoring by equal album models in December of 2014. In reality, just one nation album has posted a much bigger week in that span of time — Swift’s Pink (Taylor’s Model), with 604,500 models in its debut week in 2021. (Nation albums are thought of those who have hit or are eligible for Billboard’s Prime Nation Albums chart.)
Notably, for the reason that Billboard 200 started measuring by equal album models in December 2014 (transitioning from an album sales-only methodology to a mix of album gross sales, SEA and TEA), solely 9 acts have registered a half-million models in per week for an album (with some having executed so with a number of albums). They’re: Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Harry Types, Taylor Swift and Wallen.
As No. 2 on the brand new Billboard 200, SZA’s SOS holds in place with 82,000 equal album models earned (down 5%). The set beforehand spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks atop the record. Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito falls 1-3 in its second week with 60,000 models (down 36%).
Kali Uchis achieves her first prime 10-charting album on the Billboard 200 as Pink Moon in Venus debuts at No. 4 with 55,000 equal album models earned. Of that sum, album gross sales comprise 28,000, SEA models comprise 27,000 (equaling 35.49 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs) and TEA models comprise a negligible sum. The mostly-English-language venture is the artist’s first album launch for the reason that breakthrough success of the mostly-Spanish-language single “Telepatía” in 2021 (from her final album, 2020’s Spanish-language Sin Miedo [Del Amor y Otros Demonios]). That monitor spent eight weeks at No. 1 on Sizzling Latin Songs (her first chief there) and marked her first prime 40-charting hit on the all-genre Billboard Sizzling 100 (peaking at No. 25 and spending 25 weeks on the record). Pink Moon in Venus consists of visitor turns from Omar Apollo, Don Toliver and Summer time Walker.
Six former No. 1s spherical out the highest 10 of the brand new Billboard 200: Swift’s Midnights is stationary at No. 5 (48,000 equal album models earned, down 1%); Wallen’s Harmful: The Double Album is a non-mover at No. 6 (46,000, down lower than 1%); Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains is regular at No. 7 (40,000, down 4%); Unhealthy Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti rises 10-8 (39,000, up lower than 1%); The Weeknd’s Starboy holds at No. 9 (35,000, down 13%) and Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss rises 11-10 (34,000, down 5%).
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