Country music icon Morgan Wallen's “One Thing at a Time” returned to the top spot on Billboard's 200 albums chart on Sunday, the same day he was stripped of the Grammys.
Warren's surprising 36-track album officially topped the Billboard 200 album chart for 18 consecutive weeks, surpassing Garth Brooks' ” “Lopin' the Wind,” Billboard said. I have written Sunday. Despite being excluded from the Grammy Awards, Wallen's fans ensured that the album earned 66,000 album units in the week ending February 1st.
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The timing of victory is truly magical. Back in November, when the 2024 Grammy nominations were announced, Warren was nowhere to be seen. When asked about this disdain, Grammy leader Harvey Mason Jr., who no one has ever heard of other than being a musician, did not mention Warren's name, instead calling out a ton of corporate music industry puke. I spat it out. Instead, he focused on how Grammy nominations are “subjective” and clearly don't take into account that Wallen is the best-selling music artist of 2023.
In stark contrast, Wallen was nominated for five different awards at the 2024 People's Choice Awards, including “Male Artist,” “Male Country Artist” and “The Album.” (Related: Morgan Wallen furious after Panacea Records dropped unreleased songs due to Rebellion money heist)
With just over a month until 2024, Warren doesn't seem to be slowing down. He's teasing some new songs. He revealed several side projects, including collaborations with brands and a bar in Nashville, Tennessee. And the best part is, you don't have to wear an ugly suit and go swimming with Hollywood slugs to reap the benefits of his brilliant talent.