Post Malone Just Shattered A Record Held By The Beatles For 54 Years
Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentlys is the stupidly-popular frontrunner for Album Of The Year, at least until Donald Glover throws his hat in the ring later this year. In just two weeks, Malone’s album has shattered all sorts of streaming records, earning both the most single-album sales in a week so far in 2018 and the most streams of any album in a week so far in the music streaming era.
Just for some context on how popular he is by almost every metric of success: He just shattered a record previously health by The Beatles for 54 years.
Billboard Magazine reports that Post Malone has landed nine songs in the Top 20:
Post Malone — whose sophomore effort beerbongs & bentleys opened with 461,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music — lands nine songs in the top 20 of the Hot 100, shattering the previous record of six, which was shared by The Beatles and J. Cole. The Beatles held the record for 54 years, as they charted six songs in the top 20 on charts dated April 11 and April 18, 1964. J. Cole tied the mark just last week (on the chart dated May 5), fueled by the No. 1 Billboard 200 bow of his latest album, KOD.
Malone concurrently breaks the record for the most simultaneous top 40 Hot 100 hits: 14. A week ago, J. Cole charted 10 songs in the region, passing the prior high of nine notched each by Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
Post Malone just gettin’ bigger and bigger. Gonna be wild to see how the ride continues as we head into the summer.