Morgan Wallen’s potty mouth, surprisingly, hasn’t stopped him from achieving success this year.
Despite the untenable use of the N-word by country singer “Dangerous” in February, Wallen, 28, had the best-selling album of 2021, trampling the musical efforts of pop icons such as Olivia Rodrigo. , 18, Drake, 35 and Adele, 33.
And music lovers can’t believe their ears.
“Lol Morgan Wallen said the N word and bounceda shocked fan tweeted. “Morgan Wallen said the N word and is now make songs with lil durk. Anything is possible, “commented another, noting Wallen’s recent collaboration with the Chicago rapper on the song” Broadway Girls. “
Wallen’s latest anthology, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” has sold over 3 million copies. It eclipsed Rodrigo’s highly acclaimed EP “Sour”, which had 2.6 million sales, and Drake’s laudable “Certified Lover Boy” compilation, which moved 1.8 million units, per supplier. MRC Data music analysis.
The guitar-centric grooves of strummer “Sand in My Boots” even beat Adele’s critically-acclaimed album “30” which garnered 1.4 million sales.
Wallen’s best-selling bragging rights come just months after he was filmed saying to a friend, “Hey, take care of that” p – – – y ass motherf – – ker. Deal with that p – – – y ass n – – – – r “, at her home in Tennessee following a” 72 hour skirmish “.
He checked in at a drug rehab center 30 days after his rant went viral.
And the incident led wailer’s “Wasted on You” label Big Loud Records to suspend their contract, with iHeartRadio removing their songs from their major radio networks and the American Music Awards and Country Music Awards banning them from their ceremonies. respective.
“Morgan Wallen is a nominee this year based on the graphics. As his conduct does not align with our core values, we will not include him on the show in any capacity (playing, presenting, accepting),” AMAs said in a statement ahead of its awards ceremony in November, noting that it would “consider” future participation after Wallen showed he was an “ally of the black community.”
The CMAs also removed Wallen from his annual awards gala and removed him from nominations in the solo artist categories; however, he retained his nod in categories that recognized him alongside other collaborators, like Album of the Year.
Despite its canceled invites, Wallen’s album saw a massive 1,220% increase in digital album sales and a 327% increase in song sales immediately after the incident, according to Rolling Stone.
And in July, the âStill Going Downâ frontman said his album was already âwell receivedâ before he achieved a âpeakâ in sales following his hateful comments.
“Before this incident, my album was already doing well,” Wallen told “Good Morning America” ââhost Michael Strahan. âHe was already well received by critics and fans. My team and I noticed that every time this incident happened, my sales skyrocketed.
Wallen went on to deem his use of the N word âignorantâ to be âlightheartedâ.
âI was out with some of my friends, and we just say stupid stuff together,â the âCover Me Upâ crooner said. âIn our mind, it’s fun. I don’t know if that sounds ignorant, but that’s really where it comes from.
Elsewhere, in an apology on Instagram, Wallen said, âI was wrong. It’s up to me to take responsibility for this and I fully accept any penalties I face.â He also asked fans to stop defending his inexcusable behavior.