Last week Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ record officially became the longest-running Billboard No.1 record since 2016.
The title came in after Wallen had topped the Billboard 200 chart for the ninth consecutive week after he first debuted atop the list on January 23rd.
As per MRC Data, the Dangerous album had earned 78,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 11th ad it had come to spend the most weeks spent at No. 1 since Drake’s Views, which spent 13 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 back in 2016.
And now just one week later, after cracking the record for longest-running Billboard record since 2016, the artist is back in headlines once again as the album has now officially made it to ten weeks atop the Billboard 200 Chart.
As per Billboard, Wallen’s album first arrived at the No.1 spot nine weeks ago. And now the album is the first to spend ten week at the No. 1 spot since 1987, when Whitney Houston’s eponymous album, Whitney reigned at the top of the same chart.
Whitney spent 11 weeks at the No.1 spot from its debut week and further reported by Billboard, the only album predating Whitney to have spent ten weeks at number one, belonged to Stevie Wonder, for Songs in the Key of Life, which spent 13 weeks at No. 1.
Wallen’s spiked success in sales came off the back of a controversial video of the artist using a racial slur which circulated the internet last month. While his music may have been pulled from certain platforms and playlists that didn’t seem to stop his trajectory in any sense.
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If anything, his success surrounding his Dangerous album has been overshadowed by that initial controversy and despite even being dropped by his record label, where Big Loud Records “made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen’s recording contract indefinitely,” his career has interestingly only been on the up so far.
— Big Loud (@BigLoud) February 3, 2021