Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ Was 2021’s Most-Streamed Album Across All Genres: Report

by Amanda Glover
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It isn’t that much of a surprise that Morgan Wallen’s album is doing so well.

Morgan Wallen released his album, Dangerous, last year. The singer is now getting ready for his Dangerous Tour.

The album finished out the year at number one and streams across all genres among Billboard charts. It even passed newcomer, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour album. Now that’s saying something. It looks like the country star also joined the ranks of Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Taylor Swift as a country music artist who spends more than 10 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Impressive!

Wallen “Dangerous” in January 2021 to incredible success. The record has 15 songs on each installment of the album. The record contains hits such as “865,” “Wasted on You,” “Still Going Down,” and “Sand in My Boots.”

According to Deadline’s year-end report on Billboard, Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album is listed as the no. 1 country album of the year. It is also the most popular album across all genres earning 3.2 million equal album units over the year.

Morgan Wallen’s website announced that tickets went on sale and quickly sold out for several dates:

“Proving to be a red-hot ticket, Wallen recently SOLD OUT a three-night appearance at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY, which tied a record with Garth Brooks. Over 36K tickets were sold in less than 90 minutes for the December 3, 4, and 5 dates. He followed it up with another landmark performance at The Grounds in Mobile, AL, this past Friday 11/12, hosting a staggering 31K.”

Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous Tour s scheduled to start on February 3rd, 2022.

Morgan Wallen’s Album, ‘If You Know Me’

Before Morgan Wallen rocked our world’s with Dangerous, he stole our hearts with his second 2018 album, If You Know Me. Released by Big Loud Records, the album hit the shelves on April 28th, 2018.

The album took off with hit singles, “The Way I Talk,” “Up Down,” “Whiskey Glasses,” and “Chasin’ You.” It peeked at number ten on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the US Top Country Albums chart.

On the first week of availability, the album sold 2,700 copies. After the album reached new peaks at number 13 on the Billboard 200. The album also hit number one on the US Top Country Albums chart after a record-breaking 114 weeks!

As of last January, the album has earned 1.7 million album-equal units. The album has racked up a total of 2.4 billion on-demand streams in the US.

Aside from releasing another top-selling album, Wallen has also co-written songs for other country artists since the release of If You Know Me. Last year, country singer, Jason Aldean, revealed Wallen co-wrote his song, Whiskey Me Away.

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