Morgan Wallen Sets New Country Record on Billboard 200 Chart

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Country albums don’t often make it to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, but that didn’t stop Morgan Wallen from achieving that goal. His latest record Dangerous managed to top the album chart, setting a major streaming record along the way.

The double album is Wallen’s second studio effort, and his first album to debut atop the Billboard 200, with 265,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week on the chart. It came out on January 8th, and it features a total of 30 tracks, divided into two discs.

Dangerous also managed to set the record for the largest streaming week for a country album, with 240.18 million on-demand streams of all the songs from this record. The record was previously held by Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get with 102.26 million streams.

To make the whole thing even more impressive, Wallen also had the third-largest streaming week for a non-R&B/hip-hop album. The top two spots are still held by Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next (307.07 million in its debut week) and Taylor Swift’s Folklore (289.85 million in its debut week).