Another week in the books, and another week at the top of the charts for Morgan Wallen.
And according to Billboard, he just made country music history.
Since the debut of Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen has been at the very top of the Billboard 200 chart. And seven straight weeks at the top makes Morgan the only country artist to ever accomplish the feat.
He was previously tied with Garth Brooks’ The Chase, which spent six street weeks at the top in 1992. And while Morgan becomes the only country artist to spend seven weeks at the top, he might be looking at eight by this time next week.
Dangerous earned 89,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. this past week, with Ariana Grande’s Positions in a distant 2nd at 49,000 and Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon in 3rd with 43,000 units.
Dangerous is also one of just eight country albums to spend at least seven weeks in total at No. 1, let alone its first seven weeks on top.
Country Albums With Most (nonconsecutive) Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200:
Garth Brooks, Ropin’ the Wind, 18 (1991-92)
Billy Ray Cyrus, Some Gave All, 17 (1992)
Taylor Swift, Fearless, 11 (2008-09)
Garth Brooks, The Hits, eight (1995)
Eagles, Hotel California, eight (1977)
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album, seven to-date (2021)
Taylor Swift, Red, seven (2012-13)
Garth Brooks, The Chase, seven (1992)
Of course, all of this comes on the heels of his racial slur controversy which found him suspended from his record label indefinitely, as well as pulled from a majority of country radio stations. A 2021/2022 arena tour was supposed to be in the works for this year, however that has been put on pause as well.
Morgan recently issued an apology regarding the incident.