At the conclusion of a breakthrough calendar year that has brought her initial chart-topping strike, multiple awards exhibit mentions and a hit debut album, Gabby Barrett is closing 2020 with another milestone beneath her belt. Her song, “I Hope,” has now spent extra weeks atop Billboard‘s Warm Country Songs chart than any other tune by a solo woman artist.
Barrett formally strike her new file when “I Hope” returned to the prime for the Very hot Region Music chart dated Dec. 19, marking the 20th week overall that the song’s been at No. 1. In full, “I Hope” has expended an remarkable 85 months on the chart.
“Wow, I am blown absent,” the singer demonstrates. “This year has been completely nuts for all of us, so to have this sort of year occupation-wise feels surreal. I’m so grateful for each individual phase that my crew, my supporters and, most importantly, my loved ones have taken to carry us right here.”
Prior to Barrett’s most up-to-date chart accomplishment, Maren Morris’ “The Bones” held the title of longest-operating No. 1 by a female and no accompanying acts on Billboard‘s Scorching Country Songs chart. That music topped the chart for 19 weeks in total. In Could, Morris’ music surpassed the then-standing record when it hit 11 months on prime of the chart prior to that accomplishment, Taylor Swift’s “We Are Under no circumstances At any time Obtaining Again Collectively” held the file with its 10-7 days domination in 2012.
A report that remained unchanged for eight many years was damaged twice in 2020 — one of numerous indicators that country’s female artists have been obtaining a standout calendar year. Barrett has been at the forefront of a number of of individuals milestones and groundbreaking chart achievements. Also in 2020, she and Ingrid Andress produced history on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart when they experienced No. 1 hits one particular after the other, the first time two debuting feminine artists experienced at any time had back again-to-back again chart-topping hits on that chart.