It’s safe to say that Morgan Wallen is going to be out of the spotlight for a while.
And at this point, it’s also safe to say that he might be topping the charts for a while as well.
Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album continues to be the biggest album on the Billboard 200 chart, notching his straight fifth week at #1. His 2018 album, If I Know Me, has also cracked the top 10 for the first time ever.
Dangerous earned 150,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the past week, with The Weeknd’s The Highlights coming in second place at 89,000… a pretty far cry from Morgan’s top spot.
Of course, this chart success comes on the heels of widely-publicized n-bomb incident that got him virtually removed from the face of the country music world.
“I have one favor to ask, I appreciate those who still see something in me and have defended me, but for today please don’t. I was wrong.
It’s on me to take ownership for this and I fully accept any penalties I’m facing.”
Saturday Night Livealso poked fun at him a second time, bringing attention his chart success despite the racial slur on their “Weekend Update” segment.
Co-host Colin Jost made the joke that if NBC would let him say it on the show, their ratings would go up as well.
Overall, we’ll just have to wait and see how this shakes out for Morgan.
In his apology video, he stated that he plans to meet with some prominent black organizations and leaders to learn more about the mistakes he’s made and hopefully never make them again. Will he take the necessary steps to make real changes and return to country music? Only time will tell…
“I’ve accepted some invitations from some amazing black organizations, executives and leaders to engage in some real and honest conversations.”