Morgan Wallen Makes History With ‘Dangerous: The Double Album,’ Beating Taylor Swift’s Billboard 200 Chart Record

‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ has officially spent more weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart than any other country album ever.

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 6, 2022

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowsi, Taylor Swift; Photo by Kevin Winter_Getty Images for iHeart (1)

Morgan Wallen’s latest album just made history, beating a chart record previously held by Taylor Swift

According to Chart Data on Twitter, Wallen’s sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, is now the country album with the most weeks (60) in the Top 10 in Billboard 200 chart history. This achievement breaks a record previously held by Swift’s Fearless, which sat in the Billboard 200 chart Top 10 for 59 weeks.

Dangerous: The Double Album was the best-selling album across all genres in 2021 with 3.2 million units sold, according to the year-end Billboard 200 chart.

Wallen’s project peaked at No. 1 for 10 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and currently sits in the No. 3 spot with 42,000 equivalent units sold this week, bringing the overall units sold to 3.5 million+ since its release. 

Dangerous, which was produced by Joey Moi, features his latest No.1 single “Sand In My Boots,” as well as fan-favorite hits like his new radio single, “Wasted On You,” plus “7 Summers,” “More Than My Hometown,” “Cover Me Up,” “865,” “Somebody’s Problem” and more.

The East Tennessee native is currently in the midst of his massive The Dangerous Tour in support of the project. The tour, which is the biggest country tour of 2022 and runs through October, recently sold-out with over 800,000 tickets sold, according to Up2DateCountry

Morgan Wallen; Dangerous: The Double Album
Morgan Wallen; Dangerous: The Double Album

 In addition to HARDY and Larry Fleet, the country hitmaker recently added Lainey Wilson, Kameron Marlowe, Chase Rice, Ian Munsick, and ERNEST to his sold-out tour lineup on select dates.

The “Wasted On You” singer will also join Eric Church for “One Hell Of A Night” in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 11, 2022. The star-studded show will feature Church and Wallen, as well as ERNEST.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.