Morgan Wallen has returned to Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart for the first time since his “N-word” controversy.
Wallen’s “Sand in My Boots” debuted at No. 56 on the Country Airplay chart with 699,000 audience impressions, up 105%, in the week ending July 4, according to MRC Data. This is for the first time Wallen has featured on the chart since February 6, when “7 Summers” peaked at No. 15.
In February, the singer got himself embroiled in a controversy when he was caught on camera shouting expletives and using the “N-word.” He later issued an apology.
But he had to face repercussions for his actions. Wallen was suspended by his label, Big Loud Records and removed from iHeartMedia and Entercom radio stations as well as CMT. He was also banned from several award shows, including the Billboard Music Awards, ACM Awards and CMA awards.
However, despite being in midst of the controversy, Wallen’s second album Dangerous: The Double Album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in January, spent an unprecedented 10 straight weeks atop the chart.
Dangerous: The Double Album continues to dominate the Top Country Albums chart, as it rules the chart for a 22nd week, with 47,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 1.
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