Morgan Wallen’s historic run at the top of the charts is showing no signs of slowing down.
With his ninth straight week at #1, he’s the only country artist to have an album spend its first nine weeks at the top of the charts. He also joins Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus and Taylor Swift as the only country artists to top the charts for nine weeks in total, let alone consecutively.
This past week, Dangerous logged 78,000 equivalent album units with Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon at a distant #2 with 40,000 equivalent album units earned. Pooh Shiesty’s Shiesty Season hit #3 with 32,000 equivalent album units.
At nine straight weeks, Dangerous now has the most weeks at the top, of any album, since Drake’s Views hit 13 nonconsecutive weeks in 2016.
At this point, it’s probably going to take a new album from a pretty big star to unseat Morgan from his place at the top of the charts. Only time will tell when it happens, but what Morgan has managed to accomplish with the release of this album so far, despite the surrounding controversy, puts him in pretty elite company.
Country Albums With Most 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) Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album, 9 to-date (2021)
Garth Brooks, The Hits, 8 (1995)
Eagles, Hotel California, 8 (1977)
‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ by @MorganWallen spends a ninth week at #1 on the Billboard 200, with a further 78,000 units (6,000 pure sales) moved.