Morgan Wallen Shatters Streaming Records With ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’
There’s no stopping Morgan Wallen. The superstar’s hotly-anticipated sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, was released on Friday (Jan. 8)…
Morgan Wallen; Photo by John Shearer
There’s no stopping Morgan Wallen.
According to a press release, Dangerous set the record for the biggest first day and biggest first-week country album of all-time on Apple Music. After becoming the most pre-added country album in the history of the platform, the 30-song album is currently sitting at No.1 on Apple Music’s overall albums charts in the US, Canada and Australia. Additionally, Dangerous reigns as the No.1 country album 62 countries worldwide.
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On Amazon Music, Wallen broke the global first-day streaming record for a country album debut, and on Spotify, Dangerous became the biggest all-time first day streamed record for a country album.
The East Tennessee native recently opened up about the album and the overwhelming support he’s received from his fans in an interview with Country Now and other media outlets. While he admits he’s still getting used to his newfound superstardom, he credits his fans for always helping him to feel at home.
“I feel like they understand me. I feel like I don’t really have to do anything different than what I normally do,” he says. “I feel very relaxed in that sense. I don’t have to wear many hats; I just kind of have one hat that I wear and they get that. So that part is really easy for me. That part, I feel at home in.”
Wallen will celebrate the release of the project on Tuesday evening with his first-ever headlining show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The full band show will be live streamed on Wallen’s Facebook and YouTube.
Lauren Jo Black
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.