After a record-breaking 10-straight weeks, Morgan Wallen’s reign atop the Billboard 200 chart is over.
According to Billboard, Justin Bieber’s new album Justice debuts atop the chart with 154,000 equivalent album units. For comparison, when Wallen’s Dangerous made its debut back in January, it garnered 265,000.
Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club debuted at No. 2 with 75,000 equivalent album units earned, while Morgan dropped down to No. 3 with 66,000 equivalent album units.
Dangerous was the first country album ever to spend its first 10 weeks at the top, as well as the first artist in any genre since 1987.
Whitney Houston’s 1987 Whitney album spent its first 11 weeks at the top of the chart, and prior to Whitney, the only other album to ever break 10 was Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life, which spent its first 13 weeks at No. 1.
And with 10 straight weeks, Morgan becomes one of only four country artists to break 10… in total, let alone consecutively.
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, 10 to-date (2021)
Garth Brooks, The Hits, 8 (1995)
Eagles, Hotel California, 8 (1977)
However, there is a chance that Morgan could reclaim the top spot in the following weeks, eventually tying Taylor Swift’s Fearless with 11 nonconsecutive weeks at the top.
And needless to say, the chart run has not come without controversy.
But while Morgan still remains suspended from his label after his well-publicized racial slur incident, as well as removed from a number of radio stations, he is still set to headline a handful of festivals this summer.
As of right now, Morgan is set to headline multiple Country Thunder festivals, as well as Wisconsin’s Country Jam and Kansas’ Country Stampede.
Morgan has since issued an apology regarding the incident.