Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ Album Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200
Released on April 27, Beerbongs & Bentleys racked up 461,000 equivalent album units, 153,000 of those which were from traditional album sales. The project becomes Post Malone's first No. 1 album, as well as the year's biggest debut, Billboard reports.
The "Rockstar" rapper's latest album also earned the biggest streaming week ever with 431.3 million on-demand audio streams in the U.S. The number smashes the previous record set by Drake's More Life, which earned 384.8 million streams during its first week.
Along with Beerbongs & Bentleys' place on the chart, Post Malone also has another album on the Billboard 200 top 10, thanks to his 2016 project, Stoney, moving up from No. 11 to No. 9. The rapper becomes the first act with two albums in the top 10 since rock band Linkin Park achieved the feat in August 2017 with their albums One More Light and Hybrid Theory.
Post also becomes the first solo artist since 2017 to land two albums in the top 10. In April of last year, Future had two of his projects in the top 10 following the releases of Future and Hndrxx.
Up next for Post, the rapper can currently be found on the road with 21 Savage and SOB x RBE on his North American tour. The trek kicked off on April 26 in Portland, Ore. and picks up again on May 8 in Nashville, Tenn. The tour will run through June 24 before wrapping up in San Francisco, Calif.
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