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Morgan Wallen Makes Music History Again, This Time Surpassing Taylor Swift

This marks Wallen’s 19th week at the No. 1 spot since the beginning of 2020. MorganWallen breaks the record for most weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 in the 2020s (19).
MorganWallen breaks the record for most weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 in the 2020s (19). MorganWallen breaks the record for most weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 in the 2020s (19).
This marks Wallen's 19th week at the No. 1 spot since the beginning of 2020. With that, the two-time ACM Award winner eclipses his pop counterpart. Swift has spent 18 weeks atop the chart this decade.

According to recent reports, country star Morgan Wallen broke Taylor Swift’s record on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart after his latest hit single sat at the number one spot for the most consecutive weeks.  Wallen’s latest tune with Post Malone, “I Had Some Help,” for 19 straight weeks on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 list this decade.

The country artist beats out Taylor Swift and Roddy Rich, who were tied for 18 weeks at the top of the chart.  Following the news of Wallen’s success, fans have taken to social media to celebrate the singer.  “He’s the hottest artist right now,” one person said. “And he’s got everything lined up for it to stay that way for a long time. Everything he puts out is better than the last – it’s amazing to watch his trajectory. Love it!!

“He’s the hottest artist right now,” one person wrote. “And he’s got everything lined up for it to stay that way for a long time. Everything he puts out is better than the last – it’s amazing to watch his trajectory. Love it!!

The country superstar’s newest accolade comes after he was arrested in downtown Nashville in early April. Wallen noted that he wasn’t “proud” of his conduct, which involved hurling a chair off of a rooftop at the Chief’s bar.

“I didn’t feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks,” Wallen said about the incident. “I’ve touched base with Nashville law enforcement, my family, and the good people at Chief’s. I’m not proud of my behavior, and I accept responsibility.” He continued, “I have the utmost respect for the officers working every day to keep us all safe,” he added. “Regarding my tour, there will be no change.”

Now fitting since Wallen just overtook Taylor Swift on the Billboard charts record, The American Tribune reported in early April when fans relentlessly booed Swift at one of the country singer’s concerts at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

“This is the single most attended concert in the history of this building, and we’re the first to do it for two nights in a row,” Wallen told his audience. “I’m going to say that until Taylor Swift comes to town in the fall,” he added with a chuckle.

However, after he mentioned Swift’s name, a few fans cheered, but this was quickly dwarfed by a loud booing from a much more significant portion of the crowd.  Notably, Wallen defended Swift, telling the fans, “We ain’t gotta boo, we ain’t gotta boo,” making it clear there were no hard feelings toward his fellow pop star.

“It’s commendable that Morgan Wallen took a stand to defend Taylor Swift and discourage his fans from booing. Showing respect and support for fellow artists, even in a lighthearted context, is important for fostering a positive and inclusive environment within the music industry. It’s good to see artists using their platforms to promote unity and mutual respect among their fan bases,” one person wrote on social media, praising Wallen for the respect he demonstrated toward Swift.

Morgan Wallen Breaks This Taylor Swift Record

Another thing Morgan Wallen and Taylor Swift have in common? Both have collaborated with Post Malone this year. The “Circles” rapper featured on “Fortnight,” the lead single from Swift’s 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department. 

Then, at the end of April, Wallen and Malone debuted their collaboration “I Had Some Help” during the “Wasted on You” singer’s headlining set at Stagecoach. Both collabs deal with losing a relationship. “Fortnight” is more melancholy, where “I Had Some Help” takes a more upbeat approach.

“I Had Some Help” sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. This marks Wallen’s 19th week at the No. 1 spot since the beginning of 2020. With that, the two-time ACM Award winner eclipses his pop counterpart. Swift has spent 18 weeks atop the chart this decade.

This isn’t the first time the two hitmakers have squared off for chart supremacy. Last year, Wallen dropped the sprawling 36-track record One Thing at a Time. Thirty of those tracks charted at once, breaking a long-standing record set by the “Anti-Hero” singer.

Not to be outdone, Swift dropped The Tortured Poets Department in April, surprising fans hours later with a double album.subtitled The Anthology. The record contained 31 tracks between the two releases. And—you guessed it—all 31 songs hit the charts. Swift was back on top again.

Wallen Defends Taylor Swift After Fans Boo Her

Wallen breaks Swift’s record just two months after the “Cowgirls” singer defended her against his own jeering fans. In April, the 31-year-old played “the single most attended concert in the history of this building” at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

“I’m gonna say that ’til Taylor Swift comes to town in the fall,” Wallen joked. That’s when the crowd’s cheers turned to boos. “We ain’t gotta boo. We ain’t gotta boo,” the “You Proof” singer admonished. He then added, “I appreciate that. I know you all got my back though.”

Ben Collis is a freelance journalist for the Trending Politico covering trending human interest/social media stories and the reactions real people have to them. He always seeks to incorporate evidence-based studies, current events, and facts pertinent to these stories to create your not-so-average viral post.
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