Morgan Wallen stays at number one on Billboard 200 for sixth consecutive week with Dangerous

Morgan Wallen’s album Dangerous: The Double Album remained at number one for the sixth week in a row on the latest Billboard 200 Sunday, on the heels of the singer taking a step back from his career amid a racism scandal after he was heard using the N-word outside of his Nashville home.

The country music artist, 27, kept the top spot in moving 93,000 units since the album’s debut on the charts for the week of January 23.

With the feat, the Sneedville, Tennessee native matched Taylor Swift’s Folklore last year, and Drake’s Views in 2016, as the only records in the last five years to remain in the top spot for at least six weeks.

The latest: Morgan Wallen's album Dangerous: The Double Album remained at number one for the sixth week in a row on the latest Billboard 200 Sunday, on the heels of the singer taking a step back from his career amid a racism scandal. He was snapped in Nashville in 2019

The latest: Morgan Wallen's album Dangerous: The Double Album remained at number one for the sixth week in a row on the latest Billboard 200 Sunday, on the heels of the singer taking a step back from his career amid a racism scandal. He was snapped in Nashville in 2019

The latest: Morgan Wallen’s album Dangerous: The Double Album remained at number one for the sixth week in a row on the latest Billboard 200 Sunday, on the heels of the singer taking a step back from his career amid a racism scandal. He was snapped in Nashville in 2019

Wallen is also the first male country artist since Garth Brooks to have a country album in the top spot for at least six weeks since Brooks’ The Hits in 1995, all well as the first country album to debut and stay at the top, for at least six weeks, since Brooks’ 1992 album The Chase.

Rounding out the week’s top five albums included The Weeknd’s The Highlights in the second spot; Lil Durk’s The Voice in third, Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon in fourth, and Pooh Shiesty’s Shiesty Season in the fifth spot.

The rest of the top ten included Taylor Swift’s Evermore; Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia; The Weeknd’s The Highlights; Ariana Grande’s Positions and Legends Never Die from the late Juice WRLD.

Wallen was heard on a recording made by neighbor and posted on TMZ earlier this month, using the slur as he chat with friends while returning to his Music City home. 

The latest: Morgan Wallen’s album Dangerous: The Double Album remained at number one in the latest Billboard 200 Sunday, on the heels of the singer, 27, stepping back amid a racism scandal when he was heard using the N-word outside of his Nashville home

He went on to apologize for the incident, saying, ‘I was wrong. It’s on me. I take ownership for this and I fully accept any penalties I’m facing.’

Wallen was subsequently suspended ‘indefinitely’ by label Big Loud, with his music banned on radio stations for iHeart, Cumulus and Entercom.

Wallen’s neighbor recorded the country artist as he came back to his house with friends January 31, disturbing neighbors with loud noise and car horns. He was heard telling an acquaintance, ‘Take care of this p**** ass n*****’ and ‘take care of this p**** ass mother******’ as he entered his abode.

Background: Wallen was heard on a recording made by neighbor and posted on TMZ earlier this month, using the racial slur as he chat with friends while returning to his Music City home

Background: Wallen was heard on a recording made by neighbor and posted on TMZ earlier this month, using the racial slur as he chat with friends while returning to his Music City home

Background: Wallen was heard on a recording made by neighbor and posted on TMZ earlier this month, using the racial slur as he chat with friends while returning to his Music City home

Consequences: Wallen, who apologized for the incident, was subsequently suspended 'indefinitely' by label Big Loud, with his music banned on radio stations for iHeart, Cumulus and Entercom

Consequences: Wallen, who apologized for the incident, was subsequently suspended 'indefinitely' by label Big Loud, with his music banned on radio stations for iHeart, Cumulus and Entercom

Consequences: Wallen, who apologized for the incident, was subsequently suspended ‘indefinitely’ by label Big Loud, with his music banned on radio stations for iHeart, Cumulus and Entercom 

Wallen also made the wrong kind of headlines last fall after his Saturday Night Live appearance was canceled when he broke protocols the show had in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was seen in a TikTok clip not wearing a mask on two separate instances in Alabama, a bar and a party.

The Way I Talk singer issued an apology after he was scratched from performing on the NBC show, saying his actions were ‘pretty short-sighted’ and that he understood the reason why he was cut.

‘I respect the show’s decision because I know that I put them in jeopardy and I take ownership for this,’ said the 7 Summers performer, who was replaced by Jack White on the October broadcast.