Despite backlash from the music industry following his use of a racial slur, Morgan Wallen’s sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, made history this week as it spends its seventh consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Dangerous became the only country album to spend its first seven weeks at No.1 on the Billboard 200 in the 64-year history of the chart.
According to Billboard, the only other country album to tally its first six weeks at No.1 was Garth Brooks’ The Chase in 1992. The Chase later returned to No.1 for a total of seven non-consecutive weeks. Dangerous and The Chase are two of only eight country albums that have spent at least seven weeks in total at No.1. The last album, regardless of genre, to spend seven consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 was Drake’s Views in 2016.
Wallen has faced severe backlash following his use of the racial slur; his label, Big Loud, revealed that his recording contract had been suspended indefinitely, and his music was pulled from hundreds of radio stations across the country, as well as being removed from major playlists across various DSPs, including Spotify and Apple Music. The Academy of Country Music revealed that he was ineligible for the upcoming ACM Awards and will not be invited to participate in the show. His content and appearances were also removed from CMT and the Country Music Association.
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