When country singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen released “Dangerous: Double Album“In early January, it was set to be a hit. But there was little reason to expect it to be just such a hit.
Ten weeks later, after A. Code-red industry scam “Dangerous” remains No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart over Wallan’s use of a racial solution. No one has charted since Whitney Houston’s “Whitney” in 1987, which spent its first 11 weeks at No. 1 and blockbuster radio singles such as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “Emotional” Show “
In many ways, “Dangerous” has benefited from Poor competition. often happens Winter melancholy, When some big-name artists release new albums. But that pattern has been eradicated by the epidemic, except for Valen, week after week, with virtually no major new challengers.
Yet “Dangerous” has also been an unqualified hit in itself. This is all the more notable as the promotion for the album was almost completely halted after Wallan was caught on video using a racial slur last month. Radio stations and streaming platforms removed their songs from their playlists – though some have Silently restored them – and Wallen’s record label said it was “suspending” his contract.
Last week, “alarming” MRC data, according to Billboard’s tracking arm, equaled 69,000 sales in the United States, with 89 million streams and 4,000 copies sold as complete packages. Since its release on 8 January, the album has grossed nearly 1.3 million sales, including 1.4 billion streams. Whatever the valen’s competition, those numbers prove to be his appeal.
The chart moves to “Dangerous”, however, which may reach its end. Last week, Justin Bieber releasedThe justice, “Which is expected to take the No. 1 spot on the next chart.
Also this week, Pop Smoke’s “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” is No. 2, and Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” rose from three spots to No. 3 to help him. Performance at the grammy awards And its victory for Best Pop Singing Album.
The Weeknd’s “After Hours” is No. 4, and Southern California R&B singer Gone opened at No. 5 with “When It’s All Sad and Done … Take Time,” a compilation of two EPs from last year.