Nothing can stop it Morgan Wallenrise to superstardom in the country, despite the growing controversy and ban on select radio stations. Just last month, Wallen’s radio airplay more than doubled (!) In the most recent event with no surprising comeback, reports Billboard.
Nearly 150 radio stations reported on BillboardThe Country Airplay chart, and the numbers they track are hard to tell. At the beginning of May, their accumulated turnover clocked nearly 1,000. In the first week of May the number went up to 1,100 and in the second week it crashed to 1,500. Go ahead into the first week of June and have more than 2,900 games. That’s a total gain of 164% over the width of a month-and with summer approaching, the chances that those numbers will only continue to rise.
Wallen’s rocky path to fame continues for many months now. Last fall, he was supposed to be the music guest Saturday Night Live, but he was arrested partying without a mask and appropriate booted from the show for not following their health instructions. When he was finally done making his SNL debut later in December, Wallen burned himself with host Jason Bateman in a skit meant to show his regret.
Danger: The Double Album, his new album and second studio LP in general, came out in early 2021. Wallen was almost a month away before digging another hole in February. A neighbor arrested Wallen using the N-word on video while drunk coming home from a Nashville bar. “Take care of the mother’s pussy,” he yelled at the clip, adding, “Take care of the ass n ****.” Quick Wallen apologized, who recognized as “unacceptable” the use of an “inappropriate slur of race,” and promised that “he would do better” in progress.
The consequences of Wallen’s actions came quickly. Big Loud Records decided that “Forever” suspension his record contract, the multi -channel radio network Cumulus Media controls more than 400 radio stations remove his music from the twist “nothing to do,” and his songs took Both Spotify’s Hot Country playlists and Apple Music Today Country playlists. The Academy of Country Music also banned Wallen from “Potential to participate and qualify” at the upcoming 2021 ACM Awards, thus preventing him from appearing on the show or competing for any prizes.
It was America, though, just a little while before Wallen’s popularity skyrocketed. His radio performances fell 70%, but so did sales of his albums and songs soared at 339% a few days after his racist slurs surfaced and he earned the 1 album in the country next week. Two weeks later, it was done is still the same the Number album. By March, it had become the first album in the country to spend on it first seven weeks at No. 1. Wallen’s reign seems endless, but after 10 long weeks, Justin Bieber justice in the end deposed from the throne Danger: The Double Album.
To be clear, Wallen knew what he was doing was wrong. He is still uploading a dangerous video of apology the week after the event to try to clear the air. But fellow country stars like Mickey Guyton and Maren Morris believe it’s just the height of the iceberg when it comes to Wallen’s true self and speak out against the industry’s smooth return for him. In the same move, Jason Isbell vowed give all he gets from “Cover Me Up”, which Wallen previously covered in 2019 and helped popularize, to the Nashville chapter of the NAACP.
However, that doesn’t mean Wallen doesn’t want to put it all together before so he can start partying again. The country singer turned his back thanks to Diplo fired his songs at a Super Bowl super-spreader party, he was locked up to headline the sponsored Bud Light Kicker Country Stampede, and he has already given a funny comeback show at the Kid Rock bar in May.