Luke Bryan is on top of the world right now! Or at least, on top of the charts. Times two! He’s the first artist in the history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart to have a song at #1 and #2 at the same time.
“Play It Again” is his ninth #1 hit, and his collaboration with Florida Georgia Line for “This is How We Roll” is sitting at #2.
There have only been two other artists who have come close to accomplishing the same thing. The first was Buck Owens with “Together Again” and “My Heart Skips a Beat” in 1964. The two songs traded places at the top of the chart and stayed there for 3 solid weeks. The second was non-other than Taylor Swift. Hitting that #1 spot with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” the same week “Red” was released, which then rocketed to the #2 spot in 2012.
Luke performed both top charting hits at the Billboard Music Awards a couple weeks ago. It’s no surprise he took home Top Country Artist that night as well.