FILE – Morgan Wallen arrives for the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. Wallen fans are buying up his latest album after appearing in a video with a racist slur. Wallen’s second album, Dangerous: The Double Album, remains at the top of Billboard’s all-genre album list for a fourth week.
Entertainment writer by KRISTIN M. HALL AP
NASHVILLLE, Tenn. (AP) – Morgan Wallen fans are buying up the country star’s latest album after yelling a racist slur in a video last week.
Wallen’s second album “Dangerous: The Double Album” retains its top spot on Billboard’s all-genre album chart for a fourth week, less than a week after Wallen apologized for using racist language.
The country music industry acted quickly and publicly Rebuke he and radio stations and streaming services removed his songs from their playlists. But the fans responded by playing it even more.
Billboard Reports According to MRC Data, his last album sold 25,000 copies in the week ending February 4th, a 102% increase. Billboard reported that the album’s streaming numbers increased slightly by 3%, equivalent to roughly 160 million on-demand streams. Song downloads from the album also increased 67%.
The surge in interest went beyond Wallen’s current album. The daily sales of his first album “If I Know Me”, which was released in 2018, also rose from 200 to 2,500 in the week of February 4, according to MRC Data.