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

Morgan Wallen; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Morgan Wallen; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Morgan Wallen; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

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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