Big Loud/Republic Records’ Morgan Wallen is taking the world by storm with his sophomore effort. Dangerous: The Double Album debuted at No. 1 this week atop the Billboard 200 Albums chart and earned the largest streaming week for a country album in history, a feat last achieved by Luke Combs‘ What You See Is What You Get.
With 265,000 in total consumption and over 240 million streams, Dangerous is the No. 1 streaming album and had the No. 1 streaming week for a country album in its debut, also landing spots atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales chart. Only Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande had larger streaming weeks for a non-hip-hop album, marking the biggest week for a country album since 2018 and the biggest country album without a ticket bundle since 2015.
Wallen is the first artist ever to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums and Hot Country Songs charts simultaneously.
27 of the 30 songs on Dangerous have landed inside the Billboard Hot Country Songs Top 50, with six in the Top 10, setting an unprecedented new record. Early favorite “Wasted On You” debuts at No. 1, making Wallen the only artist with multiple No. 1 Hot Country Songs debuts in the chart’s 62-year history. The song also earns him his second Hot 100 Top 10, debuting at No. 9 this week and touting 19 current entries throughout the chart.
The album set a new bar across all streaming platforms. Dangerous broke global debut records for most first-week streams and on-demand Alexa requests of any country album on Amazon Music; and Wallen had the No. 1 most added artist station across all genres on Pandora, among the top 10 highest streamed artists of the week.
Last week, Wallen set the record for Spotify’s biggest all-time first day stream record for a country album; and he set the record for the biggest first day and biggest first week for a country album of all-time at Apple Music in just two days.
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