Update: Amid backlash over a video that hit the web Tuesday, Morgan Wallen’s music continues to make sales gains on US iTunes.
As of 9:30PM ET Wednesday, he holds five positions in the Top 10 on the US iTunes song sales chart. “Wasted On You” is #2, “More Than My Hometown” is #3, “Sand In My Boots” is #5, “7 Summers” is #7, and “Whiskey Glasses” is #10. Numerous other Morgan Wallen tracks are also faring well.
Wallen meanwhile claims the Top 3 positions on the US iTunes album chart; the explicit version of his recent “Dangerous: The Double Album” is #1, “If I Know Me” is #2, and the clean version of “Dangerous” is #3.
Wallen is heard using the N-word in the aforementioned video. On the heels of its release, high-profile radio and digital platforms removed Wallen’s music from their playlists. The ACM Awards halted his eligibility to receive awards or perform at this year’s show, and CMT announced its plan to remove him from programming.
His label Big Loud, meanwhile, announced that his contract had been suspended indefinitely.
A video of Morgan Wallen using the N-word has sparked swift and considerable industry outcry and backlash, with numerous radio and digital programmers removing his music from their rotations. The ACM Awards announced that Wallen would be ineligible for honors this cycle, and label Big Loud suspended his recording contract indefinitely. Numerous country stars have spoken against their colleague’s action.
The artist’s music is, however, still performing well on US iTunes. As of press time at 6:20PM, his hit “Wasted On You” is up to #2 on the all-genre listing. “More Than My Hometown” is up to #4, and “Sand In My Boots” (#8) and “7 Summers” (#9) also have Top 10 positions.
Numerous other Morgan Wallen songs have also seen iTunes sales spikes.
Wallen’s albums are also faring well, with the explicit version of his chart-topping “Dangerous: The Double Album” holding at #1. “If I Know Me” is #3, and the clean version of “Dangerous” is #4.