Luke Combs’ ‘Growin’ Up’ Unseats Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ From No.1 Position On Top Country Albums Chart

Luke Combs sits atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart this week with his new album, Growin’ Up, dethroning Morgan Wallen’s…

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 6, 2022

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Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy CMA, Morgan Wallen; Photo by Daivd Lehr via Instagram

Luke Combs sits atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart this week with his new album, Growin’ Up, dethroning Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album from the No.1 position.

According to Luminate (via Billboard), during its debut week, ending on June 30, Growin’ Up earned 74,000 equivalent album units. Of that 74,000, 44,000 are streaming equivalent album units, 28,000 are albums, and 2,000 are track equivalent albums. 

Luke Combs, Growin' Up
Luke Combs, Growin’ Up

This marks Combs’ fourth career No.1 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. 

Growin’ Up debuted at No.2 on the all-genre Billboard 200, securing his fourth Top 10 on that chart. Billboard reports that this is the highest entrance for a full-length country album so far this year and the top-selling country debut week this year. 

Wallen’s Dangerous has raked in 63 weeks atop the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart since its January 8, 2021 release. 

During a recent interview on the Full Send podcast, Combs shared his thoughts on who the top country artist in the world is and without hesitation, he answered, “Ooh man, it’s either me or [Morgan] Wallen, for sure.” 

When the host asked Combs if there is any “competitiveness” there, he said, “I mean, I think anybody who says there’s not is lying, you know. I think any business is competitive.”

The “Doin’ This” singer went on to share his appreciation for Wallen. 

“Dude, I love Morgan,” Combs said. “I think he’s a great guy, man. I really do. And we’ve been on tour together, man, you know. I mean, I don’t think there’s any, at least to my knowledge, that it’s like…I don’t know of any country music [feud] like, ‘oh, I hate this guy, I can’t stand this guy.’ Like I don’t know of anything, at least that comes to mind straight away.”

Luke Combs, Photo Courtesy CMA
Luke Combs, Photo Courtesy CMA

Luke Combs’ Growin’ Up was released on June 24. The 12-track project features the chart-topping hit, “Doin’ This,” Combs’ current single, “The Kind Of Love We Make,” and “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a duet with Miranda Lambert. 

With only a handful of dates planned for July, the country superstar is enjoying some time at home with his wife, Nicole, and their newborn son, Tex Lawrence.

The reigning CMA Entertainer Of The Year will hit the road on his headlining Middle Of Somewhere Tour with direct support from Jordan Davis. The trek, which kicks off on September 2 in Bangor, ME, will also feature special guests Morgan Wade and Lainey Wilson on select dates.

In November 2022, the country hitmaker will launch his Canadian tour with special guests Riley Green and Chayce Beckham.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.