Maren Morris' GIRL album hits No.1 after record-breaking streams

"Thank you for one of the best weeks of my life"

March 18, 2019
Maren Morris performs at Riviera Theatre in Chicago during night one of her GIRL: The World Tour

Kimmie Caruba

As we said in our review of night one of Maren Morris' "GIRL: The World Tour", GIRL as a complete work was created to do and be more. A week after its release and GIRL has already proved that in a massive way. 

While taking the No.1 spot on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, Maren Morris' GIRL had the most streams in a week by a female country artist ever

Maren acknowledged the record-breaking achievement in a tweet to fans saying, "Thank you for one of the best weeks of my life. I’m truly grateful I get to do this with y’all and I can’t fully process this news."

GIRL's record-breaking first week also gained Maren the first No.1 album debut of a female artist on the Top Country Albums of 2019. According to Billboard, this is also the first No.1 debut for a female country artist since Carrie Underwood released Cry Pretty last September. 

Taking a look at the numbers, this is more than just a record-breaking success. The on-demand streaming figures are massive, with GIRL garnering 23.96 million on-demand audio streams. Comparing that to the last No.1 debut album by a female country artist, Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty generated 14.44 million on-demand audio streams. 

In her reaction to the news, Maren Morris gave a nod to her Chicago fans, telling Billboard, "My fans were already screaming the lyrics at the show the day after the album came out."

This isn't the first record GIRL set this past week either. Amazon Music announced that GIRL had broken the record for any country album debut on its platform by garnering the most first day streams as well as the most first day on-demand voice requests with Alexa.

But wait, there's more!

Billboard also announced that GIRL attained "the largest streaming week for a studio country album by a woman" as well as "the largest opening streaming week for any country album in 2019."

We absolutely loved getting to experience night one of this incredible tour & hear GIRL's songs being performed for the first time live. We can't wait to do it all over again & celebrate its continued success this summer at US*99 Country LakeShake!!! (We hope you grabbed your passes already...) Maren Morris will also be a part of the history-making performances the first night of LakeShake festival, as all of the acts are women!!