In news that comes as little surprise, fans of the wildly popular Country singer Morgan Wallen are opening up their hearts and wallets in a show of solidarity with the embattled hitmaker as he endures a backlash for a leaked video that saw him hurling racial epithets.
As we posted here, the 27-year-old drunkenly referred to his friend as a ‘p*ssy a** n***a’ in a visual obtained by TMZ. Once the story went viral, Wallen – despite currently sitting at #1 on the Billboard 200 with his album ‘Dangerous’ – was ‘indefinitely suspended’ from his label home due to the controversy.
What’s more, Country music radio and television stations followed suit alongside previous endorsers who pulled their support.
With TV, radio, and even some streaming outlets snatched from their grasps, some of the star’s fans have turned to iTunes to get their Morgan fix.
While some critics raised eyebrows to Wallen after he wielded an apology once the reports surfaced online, his supporters obviously feel different.
As of time reported, iTunes charts reveal the singer is currently occupying 5 of the top 10 spots on the Pop charts with songs ‘7 Summers,’ ‘Sand in My Boots,’ ‘More Than My Hometown,’ ‘Wasted on You,‘ and more.
Real-time iTunes Charts
Despite the sales boosts, ‘7 Summers,’ ‘Sand in My Boots,’ ‘More Than My Hometown,’ ‘Wasted on You’ – which are also currently in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 – will likely fall on the tally next week due to the removed radio and streaming components of the data that determines their chart placements.