It’s been over two months since Morgan Wallen dropped his sophomore album Dangerous, but its chart domination still isn’t over. 10 weeks after debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart, this album still hasn’t left the number one spot.
Dangerous: The Double Album was originally released on January 8th, and it debuted at no. 1 shortly after its release with 265,000 album-equivalent units earned in its first week. Due to the lack of strong competition and Wallen’s personal drama that generated a lot of media exposure, this album stayed at the top spot for 10 consecutive weeks and set several records along the way.
During its seventh week at no. 1, Dangerous became the first country album to ever achieve this milestone. It’s also the first album to spend its first 10 weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart since 1987 when Whitney Houston dropped her sophomore album, Whitney.
Wallen may end his stint atop the Billboard 200 next week when he’ll have to deal with much tougher competition. The list of contenders for no. 1 spot will also include Justin Bieber’s Justice and Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails over the Country Club, which both came out on March 19th.