Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous” is the best-selling album of 2021, despite the controversy surrounding the country star over his use of a racial slur. The 28-year-old’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” sold more than 3 million copies. Wallen ended up beating out the likes of Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” that sold 1.85 million copies, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” with 2.69 and Pop Smoke’s “Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon” with more than 1.4 million copies.
Shortly after the album was released in January 2021, a video surfaced in February that showed Wallen telling his friends to “take care of this p–y-ass n—a” when he had returned home from a night of partying. Wallen admitted later that he was “clearly drunk” during the exchange. A backlash ensued against the singer, with country radio banning his music and many of Wallen’s appearances cancelled. Wallen later posted a video for fans apologizing for using the N-word and explained how he didn’t want fans to defend his “wrong” behavior.
“Dangerous” remained at the top of the charts for its first 10 weeks, with Billboard noting that it became the first album since Whitney Houston’s “Whitney” in 1987 to do so. It is also the most weeks an album has spent in the top spot since Drake’s “Views” scored 13 weeks in the number one spot in 2016.
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