Meghan Markle Takes Top Spot on Spotify Podcast Chart

Meghan Markle Archetypes Podcast (Credit: Spotify)

Meghan Markle is the queen of Spotify.

The first episode of her “Archetypes” podcast debuted Tuesday, August 23, and quickly surged to the #1 position on Spotify’s charts in the U.S., Britain, Australia and Canada, according to a chart shared by journalist and royals biographer, Omid Scobie.

The Duchess of Sussex even dethroned longtime No. 1 “The Joe Rogan Experience” in the U.S.

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Meghan also topped HBO’s companion podcast for new series, House of the Dragon, and she bested the “Girls Next Level” podcast hosted by former playmates and The Girls Next Door reality stars Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, who share explicit details about their time in the Playboy mansion.

“Archetypes” is part of an exclusive deal between Spotify and Meghan and Prince Harry’s Archewell Audio.

The podcast explores “labels that try to hold women back,” Spotify said in a recent press release. The 12-part podcast features interviews with celebrities and historians about stereotypes and the origins of negative words used to describe women such as “diva,” “slut,” “b-tch,” and “hysterical,” and addresses how to change the conversation.

The first episode featured tennis champion and Meghan’s good friend, Serena Williams, for a conversation on motherhood and ambition.

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Meghan shared details about her young son Archie’s nursery catching fire while she was on a royal tour of Africa with Prince Harry in 2019.

“There was this moment where I’m standing on a tree stump and I’m giving this speech to women and girls, and we finish the engagement, we get in the car and they say, ‘There’s been a fire at the residence.’ What? ‘There’s been a fire in the baby’s room.’ What?” she recalled.

Fortunately, the baby was not injured and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Mariah Carey will be the next guest on the weekly program.

“I can’t wait to chat with you again next week when we hear from the one and only… Mariah Carey!” Markle said at the end of the first episode.