Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ Projected Close Out Year as Best-Selling Album of 2021

Morgan Wallen’s record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, is projected to end the year as the best-selling album of…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 30, 2021


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Morgan Wallen’s record-breaking sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, is projected to end the year as the best-selling album of 2021 across all genres. 

The prediction was released by Hits Daily Double on Tuesday, who claimed that Dangerous is expected to close out the year with a whopping 3.2 million copies sold.

According to the publication, Wallen’s album will finish out the year ahead of Olivia Rodrigo’s debut project, SOUR, which is projected to close out the year with approximately 2.75 million in sales. While Drake’s Certified Lover Boy is slated to complete the year at No. 3.

The East Tennessee native will become the first country artist to close the year with the best-selling album in any genre since Taylor Swift’s seminal album, Fearless, in 2009.

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

The 30-track project was the best-selling album of all genres for the first part of 2021 and topped the Billboard 200 for a whopping 10 consecutive weeks upon its release. Dangerous was recently certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA), signifying 2 million equivalent units sold. 

Dangerous, which was produced by Joey Moi, features his latest single “Sand In My Boots,” as well as fan-favorite hits like “Wasted On You,” “7 Summers,” “More Than My Hometown,” “Cover Me Up,” “865,” “Somebody’s Problem” and more.

Additionally, two songs from Wallen’s project, including “Sand In My Boots” and “Wasted On You,” were among the Top Country Songs on Pandora’s year-end Top Spins Chart. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.