When Billboard recaps the Top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 album consumption chart in the coming days, it will confirm that Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” has achieved an impressive milestone.
The smash hit album, which reigned as last year’s top performer and is currently #2 for 2022, will have spent 85 total weeks in the chart’s Top 10.
The figure represents a modern-era record, surpassing the 84 weeks accumulated by Adele’s “21.” The modern-era record commenced in 1991, when Billboard (and the industry at large) revised its approach to collecting sales (and later sales and total unit) data.
The 85-week achievement moreover, ties the all-time record for weeks in the Top 10 by a single act. Peter, Paul and Mary’s self-titled release spent that much time in the Top 10 between 1962-64.
Only soundtracks released prior to the modern era have spent more time in the Top 10.
With “Dangerous” landing at around #5 this week and continuing to post mammoth numbers, it should have no trouble breaking the Peter, Paul and Mary record.