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Morgan Wallen’s ‘One Thing at a Time’ Ties for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 by a Country Album

Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 18th nonconsecutive week, rising 2-1 on the list dated Feb. 10. In doing so, it ties Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind for the most weeks totaled No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart among country albums. Ropin’ the Wind logged 18 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 1991-92. (Country albums are defined as those that have appeared on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.)

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One Thing at a Time earned 66,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 1 (up 4%), according to Luminate.

One Thing at a Time continues to have the most weeks at No. 1 among all albums since Adele’s 21 logged 24 nonconsecutive weeks atop the tally in 2011-12. One Thing at a Time debuted atop the chart dated March 18, 2023, and spent its first 12 weeks at No. 1 through early June. It then logged another three weeks in a row atop the list in late June and early July, nabbed its 16th week in charge on the Oct. 14 chart, followed by its 17th frame atop the Jan. 20 chart. In the album’s 48 weeks on the list, it has never dipped below No. 6. One Thing at a Time finished 2023 as both the No. 1 year-end Billboard 200 album and Luminate’s year-end top album.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold 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 new Feb. 10, 2024-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on Feb. 6. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

Of One Thing at a Time’s 66,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 1, SEA units comprise 64,000 (up 4%, equaling 87.32 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 1,500 (down 8%), and TEA units comprise 500 (down 1%).

Since the Billboard 200 began publishing on a regular, weekly basis in March of 1956, only 15 albums have spent at least 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Here’s a recap.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200:
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Year(s)
54, West Side Story, soundtrack, 1962-63)
37, Thriller, Michael Jackson, 1983-84
31, Rumours, Fleetwood Mac, 1977
31, South Pacific, soundtrack, 1958-59
31, Calypso, Harry Belafonte, 1956-57
24, 21, Adele, 2011-12
24, Purple Rain, soundtrack, Prince and The Revolution, 1984-85
24, Saturday Night Fever, soundtrack, 1978
21, Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em, M.C. Hammer, 1990
20, The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston/soundtrack, 1992-93
20, Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presley/soundtrack, 1961-62
18, One Thing at a Time, Morgan Wallen, 2023-24
18, Ropin’ the Wind, Garth Brooks, 1991-92
18, Dirty Dancing, soundtrack, 1987-88
18, More of the Monkees, The Monkees, 1967

Two former No. 1s directly follow One Thing at a Time on the latest Billboard 200, as 21 Savage’s American Dream falls 1-2 in its third week (61,000 equivalent album units; down 23%) and Drake’s For All the Dogs is a non-mover at No. 3 (51,000; down 4%).

Noah Kahan’s Stick Season rises 5-4 with 47,000 equivalent album units, though down 2% for the week.

The rest of the top 10 comprises former chart-toppers: Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) climbs 6-5 (45,000 equivalent album units; down 3%), SZA’s SOS steps 7-6 (42,000; up 3%), Swift’s Lover bumps 10-7 (40,000; up 6%), Zach Bryan’s self-titled album ascends 9-8 (nearly 40,000; up 3%), Swift’s Midnights climbs 11-9 (38,000; up 1%) and Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album goes 13-10 (37,000; up 6%).

Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate reviews and authenticates data. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.

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