Morgan Wallen’s chart-topping album, Dangerous: The Double Album, became the first album of this century to spend its initial 10 weeks at No. 1. The album also made history as the first album to do so since 1987
According to Billboard, “Dangerous is the first album to spend its first 10 weeks at No. 1 since 1987 and continues to have the most total weeks at No. 1 since Drake’s Views spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks in the lead in 2016.”
Dangerous is the first album to spend its initial 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since 1987, when Whitney Houston’s second studio album, Whitney, logged 11 weeks at No. 1 during its debut week (June 27 through Sept. 1987). The only other album to spend its first 10 weeks at No. 1 on the chart, which began publishing in March 1956 is Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key Of Life.
Notably, Wallen’s album is the first to accomplish this achievement since MRC Data began powering the chart in May 1991, according to Billboard.
“Dangerous earned 69,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 11 (down 11%),” according to MRC Data.
Dangerous: The Double Album made history as the only country album to spend more than six weeks at No. 1. The album is now holds the record for the longest initial reign at No. 1 as it secures a ninth consecutive week. In addition to holding that record, the album also is only the fourth album overall across all genres to spend at least nine weeks atop the charts.
Previously, the album has already made history as it became the first country album to spend its first nine weeks at No. 1 in the 64-year history of the Billboard 200, now extending its record this week as it sits atop of the charts for a tenth week.
The album is one of only four country albums to spend at least nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, since the chart began in March 1956. Dangerous is also the only country album to spend its first nine weeks on the chart at No .1.