Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ breaks record for top country albums – Billboard
by Morgan Wallen Dangerous: the double album tracks Billboard‘s Top Country Albums Chart (dated April 2) for a record 51st week. It exceeds the 50-week orders recorded by Luke Combs This one is for you and Shania Twain come here.
In the tracking week ending March 24, Wallen’s Big Loud/Republic Records set earned 46,000 equivalent album units (up 2%), according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.
Here’s a look at the tracks that have spent the longest time at No. 1 on the top country albums since the list launched in January 1964.
Most weeks at No. 1 on BillboardChart of the best country albums of
Weeks at No. 1, title, artist, date reached at No. 1
51, Dangerous: the double albumMorgan Wallen, January 23, 2021
50, This one is for youLuke Combs, June 24, 2017
50, come hereShania Twain, November 22, 1997
43, Forever and everRandy Travis, June 20, 1987
41, No fencesGarth Brooks, October 13, 1990
37, what you see is what you getLuke Combs, November 23, 2019
36, StealDixie Chicks, September 18, 1999
35, IntrepidTaylor Swift, November 29, 2008
35, O brother, where are you?Soundtrack, February 24, 2001
34, Some gave their allBilly Ray Cyrus, June 6, 1992
“With this milestone, [Wallen] is resetting the country music history books in terms of album success,” said Big Loud CEO/partner Seth England. Billboard. “Each artist on the historical shortlist [above has] experienced touring and fandom at this level during their heyday.
Notably, the methodology for Top Country Albums changed starting with the February 11, 2017 survey, when the chart moved from a strictly sales-based formula to one calculating multiple metrics, incorporating album sales, equivalent albums (TEA) and equivalent streaming albums (SEA). Thus, the continuous streaming activity of Dangerous‘ 30 songs contributed to the set’s chart each week while it aired; The LP’s extensive track list has amassed 5.9 billion official US on-demand streams to date.
Dangerous exploded to No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart for January 23, 2021, with 265,000 equivalent album units. It marked the biggest week for a country album since Carrie Underwood Cry pretty launched with 266,000 in September 2018. Wallen had the biggest week for a single man since Luke Bryan’s kill the lights started with 345,000 (August 2015).
Also in the first frame for Dangerousits streaming equivalent albums (SEA) included 184,000 units, or 240.2 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs, the biggest streaming week ever for a country album, more than doubling the 102.3 million streams made by Combs. what you see is what you get (November 2020).
As Dangerous rewrote the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums, the set’s latest single, “Wasted on You,” returns to the top 10 on the Hot Country Songs chart based on airplay, streaming and music. sales (13- ten). The song skyrocketed to the top concurrently with the album’s debut, earning Wallen another honor: It was the first time an act had debuted atop Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums.
“Wasted” pushes 27-24 for a new record on Country Airplay, up 63% to 6.4 million impressions. It also drew 8.3 million US streams (up 10%) and sold 1,300 downloads (up 29%) in the last tracking week.