Meghan Markle beats Joe Rogan on Spotify US podcast charts

She can now be called the “Duchess of Spotify.”

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, dethroned Joe Rogan’s “The Joe Rogan Experience” from his No. 1 slot on Spotify’s US podcast chart on Thursday, two days after releasing her new podcast “Archetypes.”

The former senior royal’s podcast, which debuted on Tuesday, also ascended to No. 1 according to The Wrap, in Australia, Canada and the UK, where Markle still has a very loyal fanbase despite her and Prince Harry leaving royal life in 2021.

“Archetypes” has also outperformed the “Game of Thrones” podcast that was centered around the new spin-off “House of the Dragon,” which premiered on Sunday.

In the podcast, Markle discusses the stereotypes faced by women in professional and social environments and featured tennis legend Serena Williams as her first guest.

This is not the first time Rogan, who’s had a very fraught relationship with Spotify, has been dethroned. In September 2021, a podcast titled “Batman Unburied” topped Rogan before he reclaimed the top spot again.

Rogan also has some history of beef with Markle, after calling her a “little American hussy” in February 2021, which caused all 113 episodes to be mysteriously removed from the streaming platform.

Markle’s “Archetypes” dethroned both Joe Rogan’s podcast and the “Game of Thrones” podcast.
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Several Twitter users rejoiced at Rogan’s downfall.

“MEGHAN KNOCKED JOE ROGAN OUT OF THE #1 SPOT!!!!! MY GOD THIS IS A HUGE DEAL. Congratulations #Meghan #Archetypes,” tweeted an excited user.

“It is supremely satisfying to know more people are listening to Meghan Markle than Joe Rogan,” said another.

Meghan Markle's podcast In the podcast, Markle discusses the stereotypes faced by women in professional and social environments and featured tennis legend Serena Williams as her first guest.
In the podcast, Markle discusses the stereotypes faced by women in professional and social environments.
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Joe Rogan - who has a rocky relationship with Spotify - has only been knocked off the top spot only once before.
Joe Rogan, who has a rocky relationship with Spotify, has been knocked off the top spot before.
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Markle's podcast featured tennis legend Serena Williams as her first guest.
Markle’s podcast featured tennis legend Serena Williams as her first guest.
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“It’s Meghan’s world. We’re all just living in it. I don’t care if she only holds the top spot for a day. To knock Joe Rogan off his perch as the number 1 US podcast is impressive. #Archetypes #MeghanMarkle,” joined a third person.

Rogan has yet to issue a statement about his podcast being overthrown.

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