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Country singer Morgan Wallen scores best-selling album of 2021 despite racial slur scandal: reports

Morgan Wallen had the best-selling album of 2021 despite finding himself at the center of controversy for a racial slur scandal.

The country singer's "Dangerous: The Double Album" sold 3 million copies, surpassing other highly anticipated albums from the past year, including Olivia Rodrigo's "Sour" EP and Drake's "Certified Lover Boy," multiple outlets, including Billboard, reported, citing statistics from MRC Data. 

Wallen received backlash online and in the country music industry in February after a video surfaced of him using the N-word. Even though he was nominated for multiple Academy of Country Music Awards, Wallen was not included in the ceremony in any capacity. 

He was also dropped by his record label and his music was banned from iHeartRadio.

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Morgan Wallen's "Dangerous" is the best-selling album of 2021 despite a recent scandal involving the use of a racial slur. <span class="copyright"></p><p>The singer revealed in a video message that he was on a 72-hour bender when he used the N-word and that he had taken time to learn about his inappropriate use of the term. He also opened up about the video and his choice to use a racial slur months after the video surfaced in an interview with Michael Strahan.</p><p>"I was around some of my friends and we just, we say dumb stuff together. In our minds it's playful. It sounds ignorant but that's really where it came from, and it's wrong," Wallen said. "We were all clearly drunk and I was asking his girlfriend to take care of him because he was drunk and he was leaving. I didn't mean it in any derogatory manner at all."</p><p>"Dangerous: The Double Album" was released on Jan. 8, 2021, less than a month before the artist was caught in the video scandal. </p><p><img class=Read Full Article