From being one of the top faces in mainstream country music at the start of the year, to hitting rock bottom with his racial slur incident back in February, to breaking record sales for his Dangerous double-album, being dropped from country radio and banned from awards shows, and now, he’s back to touring, where he’s selling out multiple nights in a row at arenas across the country.
There’s been high highs, and low lows.
But as far as Dangerous: The Double Album goes, it’s still held its spot as the year’s best selling album of 2021, and will most likely finish the year at the top. Right now, it’s on pace to finish the year with close to 3.2 million units sold, according to Hits Daily Double.
The album spent 10 straight weeks at number one, and has continued to remain in the top 10 throughout the year.
This will be the first country album to finish in the lead since Taylor Swift’s original Fearless album back in 2009.
Dangerous will likely beat out Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR album for the number one spot, which is projected to finish the year around 2.75 million units.