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Morgan Wallen Remains Atop Billboard Artist 100 For Fifth Straight Week

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Country music star Morgan Wallen has extended his reign on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, as he rules the chart for a fifth straight week.

The continued popularity for his second LP, Dangerous: The Double Album, despite ongoing racial slur controversy, helped Wallen to stay atop the Artist 100 chart.

Dangerous topped the Billboard 200 for the fifth consecutive week. The 30-track album is the first country album to rule the chart for five weeks in a row since January 2003.

Released on January 8 on Big Loud Records, the record earned 150,000 equivalent album units in the United States in the week ending February 11, with sales and consumption going up by 1 percent, according to MRC Data.

Earlier this month, Wallen issued an apology after being caught on camera shouting expletives and even using the "N-word." He also faced faced severe backlash from the country music industry.

He was disqualified from this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, his music was pulled from iHeartRadio stations and he was also suspended by his record label.

(Photo: John Shearer)

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