Luke Combs has now officially set a new Billboard record with his sophomore album. The record, titled What You See Is What You Get, has now amassed 25 weeks in the coveted No. 1 spot on the Top Country Albums chart. By doing so, he is the first artist to have both his debut and sophomore album top the chart for 25 straight weeks. (His debut album This One’s for You held the spot for 50 weeks.) Previously, Taylor Swift had set the record by having both her debut and sophomore albums in the No. 1 spot of the Top Country Albums chart for at least 24 weeks apiece.
The success has yet to deter Combs or alter his work ethic. Despite his album coming out less than a year ago, the country star has continued to write and release music during the Coronavirus pandemic. Combs released the song “Six Feet Apart” back on May 1st and explained in a Genius interview that the song was written in response to the sudden and dramatic changes the virus brought with it. In the interview he also speaks of the altered atmosphere in the studio and how strange the whole recording process was with everyone staying in separate rooms and wearing masks. Despite the weird times, Luke Combs has shown that he is a certified hit maker and record breaker that is here to stay.