Despite recent incidents that have put him in the spotlight, American singer Morgan Wallen is still popular with his admirers. Released in mid-January, his new album Dangerous is still number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It even recorded a sales increase of 14% in the last week.
Recall that the radio channels iHeart and Cumulus Media have decided to no longer broadcast the music of the singer-songwriter after the discovery of a video where we see the musician utter a racist insult on his way home in the early morning. The scene was captured last Tuesday by a camera in front of his residence in Nashville and broadcast on the TMZ website.
An apology from Wallen followed a few hours later… But the industry decided to distance itself from the country artist. His record company “indefinitely suspended his contract” with him, saying that such “behavior cannot be tolerated”.
Last October, the show Saturday Night Live had withdrawn his invitation to Wallen to come and sing in the studio because of his behavior not respecting the rules in force to fight the coronavirus crisis. A few months earlier, the latter had also been arrested for drunkenness.