Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” remains at the top of the charts for a 10th week after video surfaced of him using the N-word.
The 27-year-old country singer’s sophomore album hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart the week of January 23 and as of the week ending March 18th remains in the top spot, Variety reported in a piece published Wednesday. (RELATED: CMT Scrubs Morgan Wallen’s ‘Appearances,’ Record Label Says He’s ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ After Appearing To Use N-Word On Video)
Country Star Morgan Wallen Has Had the No. 1 Album for 10 Weeks — and the Industry Is Happy He’s Nowhere in Sight https://t.co/VySXoUzm3i
— Variety (@Variety) March 24, 2021
This marks only the third time in the chart’s 65-year history that an album has remained in the number one spot for 10 consecutive weeks right after its release. Whitney Houston’s sophomore album titled “Whitney” accomplished the feat in 1987. (RELATED: Country Music Legend Reacts To Video Of Morgan Wallen Using The N-Word: ‘It Doesn’t Have A Place’)
“Dangerous” earned a total of “69,000 equivalent album units” during last week, according to MRC Data.
In February, Country Music Television and radio announced it was were removing his appearances/music from their stations following the controversy, TMZ reported at the time. Major companies like iHeartMedia, Cumulus, Cox, Entercom and others have held firm to that promise and kept him off its airwaves, Variety reported. Meanwhile, independent country stations or those from a small chain have reportedly been giving his music double-digit spins.
The “Whiskey Glasses” hitmaker recently shared a video with fans apologizing for the racial slur and explained how he didn’t want fans to defend his “wrong” behavior.
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Morgan was dropped by talent agency WME amid the fallout, while record label Big Loud said they had indefinitely “suspended” Wallen’s contract. However, his album sales continue to grow despite the controversy surrounding the video.