Country Singer Morgan Wallen topped the 2021 charts after being cancelled for being recorded using the n-word, Daily Mail reported.
According to the article, “Wallen’s album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ sold more than three million copies in 2021 since its release in early January,” beating out other top runners such as Olivia Rodrigo, Kanye West and Adele.
Wallen was cancelled a month after his album’s release for drunkenly using the n-word after what he called “a 72-hour bender.”
In the drunken exchange, Wallen can be heard yelling to his friend to “take care of this p***y a** n****.”
Wallen reportedly checked into a 30-day rehab facility shortly following these events.
The video of Wallen—which was taken by a neighbor—went viral and it did not take long before professional trouble started stirring.
After the incident, Wallen’s label refused to promote his recently released album, he was uninvited and unnominated from the Country Music Awards and the American Music Awards, dropped from most radio stations and was ridiculed mercilessly for his drunken mistake.
According to a CMA spokesperson, this is the first time anyone has been disqualified from the awards due to misconduct.
Wallen issued an apology via Instagram:
‘I was wrong. It’s on me to take ownership of this and I fully accept any penalties I’m facing,’ he said before asking his fans to stop defending him.
But it seems as if this press may have helped Wallen, more than it hurt him. His album has sold over 3 million copies, trailing only behind Taylor Swift, who sold 4 million copies of 4 different albums.