It’s not just in Australia where Post Malone is annihilating the charts. Postie is delivering a record-smashing, Beatles-busting effort on the U.S. Hot 100 singles chart, which is impacted by all 18 tracks from his latest album beerbongs & bentleys.
Malone sets a new chart benchmark in U.S. with the most simultaneous top 20 entries (nine) on the Hot 100, for the tally dated May 12, led by “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, at No. 2, while earning his first crown on the Billboard 200 with beerbongs, which establishes a new one-week streaming record.
Watch the clip for ‘Psycho’ below:
His Hot 100 record is no mean feat
With his nine top 20 hits, he ruins the previous best of six, a record co-owned by The Beatles and J. Cole. According to Billboard, The Beatles set the mark in April 1964, and held it for 54 years until J. Cole matched the effort just last week with a glut of songs from his latest hit album, K.O.D.
With “Psycho” at No. 3, “Better Now” starting at No. 7 and the global hit “Rockstar” vaulting 32-8, Malone becomes just the 18th artist to hog three simultaneous top 10s on the Hot 100.
Of course, streaming is doing most of the damage. Beerbongs shifted 461,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen Music, with traditional album sales accounting for some 153,000, or about a third of the total.
With each SEA unit amounting to 1,500 on-demand audio streams, beerbongs went off for an estimated 431.3 million on-demand audio streams, blitzing the previous record set in April 2017 by Drake’s More Life (384.8 million).