Hit Songs Are Staying on the Top Charts Longer Than Ever

Morgan Wallen was supposed to be canceled


29-year-old country star was dropped by his talent agency and banned by radio stations after using a racial slur in a video posted to the website TMZ.


Several of his fellow country stars urged the music industry to distance itself from Wallen


Wallen’s album “Dangerous” broke the record for the longest stint in the top 10 on Billboard album charts earlier this month.


“Dangerous” has been in the top 10 for 88 of the 89 weeks since it was released in January 2021


It was the best-selling album in the US last year, and it was the third best-selling album in the US for the first half of 2022.


In July and August, Wallen sold the equivalent of 526,000 albums and came in at No. 25 on Bloomberg’s Pop Star Power Rankings.


Half of the 10 best-selling albums in the US during the first half of the year were released in 2021.


Three different albums from the first couple months of last year, The Weekend “The Highlights,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” and “Dangerous,” are still outselling almost every new release.


That is up 11 weeks (or almost four full months) from the average in 2019.