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Maren Morris’ ‘GIRL’ Marks Largest Ever Debut Streaming Week for a Country Album by a Woman

GIRL, superstar Maren Morris’ new album, has shattered the record for thelargest ever debut streaming week for a country album by a woman, with 23.96 million streams in its first week. The album debuts this week at #4 on theBillboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and continues to receive rave reviews.

“I am blown away by the support this last week,” says Morris. “My fans were already screaming the lyrics at the show the day after the album came out. I am so shocked and thankful to have broken this record for country music!”

GIRL, released March 8 on Columbia Nashville, has also broken Apple Music and Amazon streaming records. The album, Morris’ second, features history-making title track “GIRL”—which had the highest debut on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart by a female artist and the highest weekly streams by a female country artist ever—as well as Brandi Carlile collaboration “Common” and “The Bones.” Watch Morris perform the album’s title track on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” here, and her performances on “TODAY” here. Morris will appear on “Watch What Happens Live” tomorrow, March 19.

Additionally, to cap off an outstanding release week, Morris took home the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards for “Song of the Year” and “Dance Song of the Year” for her massively acclaimed hit “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey.

Morris is currently on the North American leg of her GIRL World Tour with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and beyond this spring before heading to Europe and Australia. Visit marenmorris.com for full tour details.

GIRL comes three years after Morris’ breakout debut album Hero and explores how her life has changed since then—a skyrocketing career, falling in love, becoming engaged and then married—and the highs and lows in between.

Morris is fresh off the heels of five Grammy nominations including Record of the Year and Pop Duo/Group performance for “The Middle,” Country Solo Performance for her Elton John cover “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” and Country Duo/Group Performance and Country Song for her Vince Gill collaboration “Dear Hate.”

“The Middle” broke the record for most weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, also making Morris the first country artist to top that chart. Morris was the most played female artist on country radio in 2018 and 2017, fitting for the artist who was awarded Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and New Female Vocalist of the Year at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in 2017.

Morris is a Grammy award winner for Best Country Solo Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards and was named New Artist of the Year at the 50th Annual CMA Awards. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter from Arlington, Texas got her start playing in bars around her hometown and quickly made a name for herself with her Gold certified debut album Hero and its Platinum “My Church,” Gold “80s Mercedes” and “I Could Use A Love Song.” Hero and its singles topped charts nationwide, set Country radio records, and were some of the most critically acclaimed of 2016.

MAREN MORRIS—GIRL
1. GIRL
2. The Feels
3. All My Favorite People (featuring Brothers Osborne)
4. A Song for Everything
5. Common (featuring Brandi Carlile)
6. Flavor
7. Make Out With me
8. Gold Love
9. Great Ones
10. RSVP
11. To Hell & Back
12. The Bones
13. Good Woman
14. Shade

MAREN MORRIS—GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR

March 18
Denver, CO
Fillmore Auditorium*
March 19
Salt Lake City, UT
The Union*
March 21
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom*
March 22
Seattle, WA
Showbox SoDo*
March 23
Seattle, WA
Showbox SoDo*
March 26
San Francisco, CA
The Masonic*
March 28
Anaheim, CA
House of Blues Anaheim*
March 29
Los Angeles, CA
The Wiltern*
March 30
Los Angeles , CA
The Wiltern*
April 11
Atlanta, GA
Coca-Cola Roxy†
April 13
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tortuga Festival
April 18
Houston, TX
Revention Music Center†
April 19
Dallas, TX
Bomb Factory†
April 20
New Braunfels, TX
Whitewater Amphitheatre†
April 25
Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE†
April 26
Philadelphia, PA
The Fillmore†
April 27
Boston, MA
House of Blues – Boston†
May 2
Washington, DC
Anthem†
May 3
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Steel†
May 4
New York, NY
Terminal 5†
May 9
Saint Louis, MO
The Pageant†
May 10
Indianapolis, IN
Egyptian Room at Old National
May 17
Berlin, DE
Columbia Theatre†
May 18
Cologne, DE
Kantine†
May 19
Zurich, Switzerland
Mascotte†
May 21
Hamburg, DE
Greunspan†
May 22
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Columbia Theatre†
May 24
Dublin, IE
The Academy†
May 25
Leeds, UK
O2 Academy Leeds†
May 26
Glasgow, UK
O2 Academy Glasgow†
May 27
Manchester, UK
Albert Hall†
May 29
Bristol, UK
O2 Academy Bristol†
May 30
Birmingham, UK
O2 Institute†
May 31
London, UK
Royal Albert Hall†
June 15
Manchester, TN
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 21
Chicago, IL
LakeShake Festival
July 19
Brooklyn, Ml
Faster Horses
July 20
Eau Claire, WI
Country Jam USA
August 2
Merritt, BC
Merritt Rockin’ River Festival
August 3
Duncan, BC
Sunfest Country
August 4
George, WA
Watershed Festival
August 8-11
Oro, ON
Boots and Hearts Music Festival
August 16
Auckland, NZ
The Logan Campbell Centre
August 17
Christchurch, NZ
Town Hall
August 19
Brisbane, AU
Brisbane City Hall
August 21
Melbourne, AU
Forum Theatre
August 22
Sydney, AU
Enmore Theatre
August 23
Canberra, AU
UC Refectory
August 30
Grand Island, NE
Nebraska State Fair

*with Cassadee Pope
†with RaeLynn

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