Morgan Wallen's Sales Have Tripled Since He Was Filmed Saying the N-Word
Published Feb 05, 2021Earlier this week, country star Morgan Wallen had all of his music removed from radio and saw his recording contract suspended after he was filmed saying the N-word. The consequences for his actions did not, however, hurt his record sales. Instead, they're unfortunately thriving.
According to Billboard, Wallen's catalogue of albums and songs sold a combined 22,500 copies on February 3, which is a 339 percent increase from the 5,000 sold on February 2.
Wallen's albums sold a little over 8,000 copies on February 3, while his songs sold 14,000 downloads. His January album Dangerous: The Double Album had its third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as the Top Country Albums chart.
When TMZ posted a video of the singer saying the n-word, Wallen said he was "embarrassed and sorry," adding, "I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better."
Last year, Wallen had his SNL appearance cancelled after he spent the week leading up to the show partying without a mask. He was given a second chance, appearing on a December episode that we rated 4/10.