Morgan Wallen becomes the first artist to debut two titles in the top 10 simultaneously on Billboard’s airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart (which began as an all-encompassing genre ranking in 1958).
“Somebody’s Problem” launches at No. 3 and “Still Goin Down” bounds in at No. 8 on the Dec. 5-dated list.
Both tracks, released Nov. 20, are from Wallen’s upcoming double album Dangerous, due Jan. 8, 2021. They mark his seventh and eighth total Hot Country Songs top 10s.
The No. 3 entrance of “Somebody’s Problem” marks the third-highest of 2020, behind only Wallen’s own “7 Summers,” which debuted at No. 1 on Aug. 29, and Luke Combs’ “Forever After All,” which premiered atop the Nov. 7 list.
“Problem” attracted 15.4 million U.S. streams and sold 11,000 downloads in the week ending Nov. 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It begins as his fourth No. 1 on Country Streaming Songs and his second leader on Country Digital Song Sales.
Flying in at No. 8 on Hot Country Songs, “Still Goin Down” drew 11.2 million clicks and sold 10,000. It opens at No. 2 on Country Digital Song Sales and No. 5 on Country Streaming Songs.
Wallen sports a third track in the Hot Country Songs top 10, as “More Than My Hometown” holds at its No. 2 high (27.6 million in airplay audience, 12.2 million streams and 5,000 sold). He is the second act to triple up in the Hot Country Songs top 10 this year, after Combs on Nov. 7 (“Forever After All,” No. 1; “Better Together,” No. 6; and “Lovin’ on You” No. 9).
In the chart’s history, only Florida Georgia Line (six weeks in 2018); Taylor Swift (one, 2012); Buck Owens (one, 1961); Faron Young (one, 1960); and Johnny Cash (three, 1958) previously scored such a top 10 hat trick.