Post Malone and Morgan Wallen’s collaboration ‘I Had Some Help’ hits No. 1

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Post Malone continues his impressive streak, securing his second No. 1 single of the year with “I Had Some Help,” a collaboration with country star Morgan Wallen. This track has soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Earlier this year, he first reached No. 1 in April with “Fortnight,” a single with Taylor Swift from her blockbuster album, The Tortured Poets Department, which remains in the Top 10.

The country anthem by Wallen and Malone was first teased during a duet performance at Wallen’s Stagecoach Festival set. This week, the song debuted with an impressive 76.4 million streams, surpassing “Fortnight” for the most single-week streams in 2024. It’s the second country song to top the Hot 100 this year, following Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em.” Kendrick Lamar’s sharp Drake diss “Not Like Us” moves to No. 2, while Tommy Richman’s “Million Dollar Baby” climbs to No. 3. Shaboozey’s “Bar Song (Tipsy)” lands at No. 4, highlighting another country artist’s success.

According to Billboard, Post Malone now boasts six No. 1 singles on the Hot 100. His previous hits include “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage in 2017, “Psycho” with Ty Dolla$ign, “Sunflower” with Swae Lee, and “Circles” in 2019, followed by this year’s “Fortnight” with Taylor Swift and now “I Had Some Help” with Morgan Wallen. Country music is clearly on the rise, as evidenced by Wallen’s 2023 record One Thing at a Time returning to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and his 2021 album Dangerous: The Double Album coming in at No. 5. It will be interesting to see how Malone’s foray into country continues to perform.