Morgan Wallen Earns First Hot Country Songs No. 1 With ‘Whiskey Glasses’

Morgan Wallen has earned his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, with “Whiskey Glasses” rising 2-1 on the list dated May 18.

Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadis wrote the song, which has reached the top spot in its 30th week. It replaces Luke Combs‘ “Beautiful Crazy,” which stayed on top for 11 weeks.

“My first No. 1 on Hot Country Songs chart happened on my 26th birthday [May 13],” Wallen told Billboard. “This is truly a day I’ll never forget.”

According to Nielsen Music, “Whiskey Glasses” logged a 9% increase to 33.5 million airplay audience impressions, rising 6-4 on Country Airplay.

On the Country Streaming Songs list, the song rose 4-3 with 9.9 million U.S. streams, an increase of 8% over the preceding week. However, on Country Digital Song Sales, it was down 2-3, with sales dropping by 1% to 12,000 downloads.

Wallen’s first Hot Country Songs top 10 was “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line, which hit No. 5 in the last week of June 2018. It also became his first No. 1 on Country Airplay that week.

Wallen’s first entry into Billboard charts was in May 2018, when his “The Way I Talk” rose to No. 30 on Country Airplay and No. 35 on Hot Country Songs.

All three songs are from his first LP If I Know Me, which reached No. 11 on the Hot Country Albums chart in May 2018.

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