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Post Malone's 'Beerbongs' Boasts Most Weeks at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in 2018

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Post Malone performs at the Bunbury Music Festival on June 3, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The set is the first to spend its first five weeks atop the list since 2014 and first by a male act since 2002.

As Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys spends its fifth week at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated June 9), it becomes the first album since 2014 to spend its first five weeks at the top.

Before beerbongs, Beyonce’s 2013 self-titled LP was the most recent album to log as much time in charge out of the gate. The set spent its first eight weeks at No. 1 in December 2013 – February 2014, and later grabbed two additional weeks at the top in March of that year.

Among albums by male artists, beerbongs records the best start for any set in more than 15 years. Eminem’s The Eminem Show was the last LP to rent the penthouse for its first five frames on the chart, dating to its No. 1 entrance on June 8, 2002. The album latter grabbed a sixth week in charge that September.

Beerbongs has maintained its momentum largely through streaming. The set broke the one-week U.S. streaming record among albums in its first seven days, exploding to 431.3 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in the week ending April 27. Through its first five weeks, beerbongs has tallied at least 127 million combined on-demand audio streams each week for its 18 songs.

Beerbongs contains six songs that have reached the top 10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including the No. 1 smash single “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, which ruled for 14 weeks in 2017-18. Current single “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, returns to its No. 2 peak on both the current Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Billboard Hot 100 charts. Now in its 14th week on both charts, “Psycho” has yet to depart the top five of either list.

Post Malone’s beerbongs, however, isn’t his only album making an impact. His debut LP, Stoney, is steady at No. 8 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and collects its 70th week in the chart’s top 10. The album, already in second place for the most weeks in the region, inches closer to the all-time record of 76 weeks, earned by Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 1983-84.