Morgan Wallen; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Morgan Wallen; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ Becomes Only Country Album To Spend Its First Nine Weeks At No. 1

Morgan Wallen continues his reign as the best selling artist of 2021, as his sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, sits at No. 1 for the ninth consecutive week.

According to Billboard, “Dangerous now has the most weeks at No. 1 among all albums since Drake’s Views scored 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2016. Dangerous is also one of just four country albums ever to spend at least nine weeks in the lead.”

“Dangerous earned 78,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 11 (down 6%),” according to MRC Data.

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.

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 seven 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 ninth week. In term of overall weeks at No. 1, Dangerous is only the sixth country album in history to reign for eight or more weeks. It’s the first to hit the eight week mark since Taylor Swift’s Fearless in 2008/2009.

The Weeknd’s album The Highlights and Pop Smoke’s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon followed behind Wallen’s chart-topping album.

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