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Country Stars Hold Top Spots On Billboard Hot 100 Song Chart For First Time In Decades

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 09: Morgan Wallen performs during the 'Whiskey Glasses Roadshow Tour' at The Fillmore New Orleans on January 09, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana
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Country stars Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs hold the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, marking the first time in more than 42 years that artists from the country genre have simultaneously held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots.

That hasn’t happened since Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night” and Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” topped the list in the week ending March 7, 1981, Billboard reported.

Wallen’s “Last Night” remained at the top of the chart for the 12th week in a row, with Combs’ “Fast Car” coming in a close second after moving up one spot.

 

Wallen’s “Last Night” had 72.2 million radio impressions and 29.8 million streams this week, with Comb’s cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” landing 51.3 million radio impressions and 21.2 million streams.

Wallen’s 12-week chart-topping song comes after the 30-year-old singer canceled six weeks of shows of his “One Night at a Time” after being diagnosed with “vocal cord trauma.”

The singer recently shared in an Instagram Story that “the doc cleared me to talk and sing… we back.” The news comes after he announced in May that his upcoming shows were postponed for six weeks to allow him time to heal damaged vocal cords.

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Wallen previously told fans he had gotten “some bad news” from his doctors about “reinjuring” his vocal cords after returning to the stage following ten days of rest, resulting in the vocal cord injury.

“Their advice is that I go on vocal rest for six weeks, so that’s what I’m going to do,” Wallen said. “They want me not to talk at all, but they said that if I need to it’s OK for something like this.”

“[The doctors] told me that if I do this the right way that I’ll get back to 100 percent,” he added. “They also said that if I don’t listen and I keep singing, then I’ll permanently damage my voice. So for the longevity of my career, this is just the choice I had to make. I hate it but I love you guys. And I appreciate all the support…I’ll see you soon, and I’ll be back better than ever.”

The rescheduled shows will now take place between August 30, 2023, and June 7, 2024, the New York Post noted.

Related: ‘I Hate It’: Morgan Wallen Reveals Terrible News To Fans About His Tour

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