Luke Combs’ ‘This One’s for You’ Spends 44th Week at No. 1, Sets New Record
Country powerhouse Luke Combs celebrates breaking yet another new record, as his debut album, This One's for You, sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the 44th week. The album's tenure at the top marks the longest time an album by a male artist has ever sat in the No. 1 spot, as well as the second-longest time for an artist overall, following Shania Twain's 50-week run in 1997 with her album Come on Over.
Before Combs set his new record for longest-sitting No. 1 album by a male artist, Randy Travis held that title. Travis notched 43 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Albums chart with Always and Forever between June 1987 and June 1988.
Combs dropped This One's for You -- a 12-track project that he actually wrote and recorded even before he signed to his label, Columbia Nashville -- in June of 2017. The project ultimately yielded five singles: "Hurricane," "When it Rains it Pours," "One Number Away," "She Got the Best of Me" and "Beautiful Crazy." All went to No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
Following that streak of chart-topping hits, Combs notched yet another No. 1 with "Beer Never Broke My Heart," the first single from his new EP, The Prequel. The song became his fastest-rising single to date, shooting up the charts in just 13 weeks.
Following The Prequel's release on June 7, Combs once again made history, becoming the first artist to simultaneously place five songs in the Hot Country Songs chart's Top 25 since Johnny Cash did so in 1959. For the chart week of June 22, Combs had "Beer Never Broke My Heart" at No. 3, "Even Though I'm Leaving" at No. 12 and "Lovin' on You," "Refrigerator Door," and "Moon Over Mexico" at No. 19-21, respectively.
Combs also recently became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was officially inducted by two of his heroes, Vince Gill and Joe Diffie. Between his new Opry membership, chart success and habit of breaking records left and right, it may seem like there's nothing Combs can't do. However, there is one skill he'll need to brush up on before his upcoming wedding: The singer has admitted that he can't dance.
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