2021 saw Country singer Morgan Wallen crossover to the mainstream with his chart-topping, award-winning Dangerous: The Double Album. However, there were also calls to cancel Wallen after he was caught on video using the word “n#####” with his friends.
Because of the n-word controversy, some people gave Hip Hop star Lil Durk the side-eye when he decided to record a song with Morgan Wallen. A single called “Broadway Girls” by the two artists still landed on DSPs two weeks ago.
In contrast to critics of the collaboration, the Rap-Country union was apparently embraced by a significant amount of music fans. Lil Durk and Morgan Wallen’s “Broadway Girls” peaked at No. 1 on several Billboard charts this week.
“Broadway Girls” currently holds the #1 position on the most recent Hot Rap Songs chart, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Rap Digital Song Sales chart, and R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart. Durk and Wallen’s duet also debuted at #14 on the all-genre Hot 100 rankings.
Morgan Wallen assisted Lil Durk in getting his first Number One on the Hot Rap Songs rankings. The Chicago-raised rhymer previously peaked at #2 on that chart as a guest feature on Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” and DJ Khaled’s “Every Chance I Get” with Lil Baby.
“Broadway Girls” is Lil Durk’s first chart-topper on the Rap Digital Song Sales and R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales weekly tallies as well. The Charles Handsome-produced song is Durk’s second No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart following “Laugh Now Cry Later” reaching the top spot in 2020.
In addition, the “Broadway Girls” music video amassed nearly 5 million YouTube views since its premiere on December 20. As of press time, the visuals are listed as the #5 trending content in the platform’s music section.