Morgan Wallen’s sophomore album has debuted at No. 1 and has broken several streaming records.
Dangerous: The Double Album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, as the album earned the largest streaming week ever for a country album. According to Billboard, “The 30-track album also earned the largest overall week, by units earned, for a country album in over two years,” a record previously held by Carrie Underwood.
Billboard reported that “the double album sold 265,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 14, according to MRC Data. Of Dangerous’ 265,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending Jan. 14, SEA units comprise 184,000 (equaling 240.18 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), album sales comprise 74,000 and TEA units comprise 7,000. (Of Dangerous’ 74,000 in album sales, digital download album sales comprise 50,000).”
The album was released on January 8 via Big Loud/Republic Records, and includes hit songs such as “More Than My Hometown,” “7 Summers,” “Somebody’s Problem,” “Wasted On You” and more. Dangerous: The Double Album follows Wallen’s 2018 debut effort, If I Know Me.
Following behind Wallen’s No. 1 album, Dangerous, is Taylor Swift’s latest album Evermore at No. 2, Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon at No. 3 and Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux Tales at No. 4.
Below is a list of 11 records that Wallen’s album, Dangerous: The Double Album, has broken.
1. Morgan Wallen Breaks Luke Combs Record For The Most Pre-Added Album In Apple Music History
In early December 2020, Wallen broke the record for the most pre-added country album in the history of Apple Music.
Combs previously held the record for Apple Music’s pre-adds with his album, What You See Is What You Get, which went on to break country streaming and chart records.
2. Largest Streaming Week for a Country Album, Achieving More Than Double Of Combs Record
Wallen’s album, Dangerous, has now earned the largest streaming week for a country album ever. More than doubling Luke Combs‘ record of 102.24 million streams on his album, What You See Is What You Get.
3. Dangerous Earned The Third Largest Streaming Week Ever For A Non-R&B/Hip-Hop Album
The double album earned the third largest stream week ever for a non-R&B/Hip-Hop album following behind Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next (307.07 million streams debut) and Taylor Swift’s Folklore (289.85 million streams debut).
Dangerous is now the 22nd-largest streaming week for an album in history, according to Billboard.
4. Biggest Week for a Country Album in Over Two Years Since Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty
Wallen’s album is the biggest week for a country album since Underwood’s Cry Pretty in 2018. Cry Pretty launched with 266,000 units on the Sept. 19, 2018 Billboard chart.
5. Ninth-Biggest Week For Any Album, Of Any Genre, In The Last Year
6. Only the 12th Country Album to Reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Since 2016
Wallen’s double album marks the 12th country album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the last five years following: Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know (2016), Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes (2017), Shania Twain’s Now (2017), Kenny Chesney’s Live In No Shoes Nation (2017), Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country (2017), Aldean’s Rearview Town (2018), Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty (2018), Rhett’s Center Point Road (2019), Kane Brown’s Experiment (2018), Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get (2018/2019), Chesney’s Here And Now (2020).