Meghan Markle Dethrones Joe Rogan Of The No. 1 Spot On U.S. Spotify Podcast Charts Two Days After Archetypes' Debut
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Meghan Markle Dethrones Joe Rogan Of The No. 1 Spot On U.S. Spotify Podcast Charts Two Days After Archetypes' Debut

Meghan Markle seems to be ready for her take over of the podcast industry.

Forbes reports that the Duchess of Sussex’s Archetypes podcast has knocked The Joe Rogan Experience out of the No. 1 spot on Spotify podcast charts in the U.S.

The major feat comes only two days after Markle dropped her first episode. What’s more, her podcast is dominating across Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Joe Rogan Controversy

Rogan’s podcast, which launched in 2009 on Spotify, has been controversial.

After making headlines for using the N-word and spreading COVID-19 misinformation on his podcast, people like Ava DuVernay and Neil Young began to cut ties with the streaming service. 

Who's Getting The Last Laugh?

What’s more, the outlet details that Markle’s production company Archewell Audio shared a statement back in January regarding Rogan’s podcast, stating “our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all too real consequences of Covid-19 misinformation.”

In an episode, the podcaster’s crossfire included Markle, who he called a “little American hussy.”

While a majority of his episodes were pulled, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek declared that Rogan wouldn’t be pulled from the platform, as previously reported by AfroTech.

Now, Markle is getting the last laugh with her win.

Securing The Deal

Markle’s podcast is coming in hot following her and Prince Harry’s exclusive three-year podcast deal, which was inked in December 2020.

Not only is she getting the last laugh, but she’s laughing to the bank as the outlet discloses that the deal was estimated to be worth $18 million.

Inside Meghan Markle's Archetypes

According to Deadline, Markle promises that Archetypes will be “where we dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.”

Her first episode features tennis legend Serena Williams, which they discuss “reflecting on embracing ambition from a young age, the struggles they felt as new mothers with careers in the public eye, and Williams discussing her decision to pivot from tennis toward new experiences such as writing for Vogue.”

Mariah Carey is set to be Markle’s next special guest.