Post Malone's 'Stoney' Ties 'Whitney Houston' For Second-Most Weeks in Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
As Post Malone’s debut album, Stoney, holds at No. 7 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Apr. 28), the set ties Whitney Houston’s 1985 debut for the second-most weeks in the top 10 of the ranking, which began in 1965.
Stoney and Whitney Houston have each spent 64 weeks in the top tier. The two LPs rank behind only Michael Jackson’s Thriller, with 74 weeks in the top 10 in 1983-84.
These are the 10 albums with the most weeks in the top 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart:
Weeks in Top 10, Album, Artist
74, Thriller, Michael Jackson
64, Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston
64, Stoney, Post Malone
63, The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
59, The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
58, Recovery, Eminem
58, Can’t Slow Down, Lionel Richie
56, Control, Janet Jackson
55, Rapture, Anita Baker
54, 24K Magic, Bruno Mars
Houston’s stretch of 64 weeks began on May 25, 1985, when the album broke into the upper region with a 15-8 jump. The set eventually spent six weeks at No. 1 later that year, spurred by six of its 10 tracks becoming top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
For Post Malone, Stoney debuted at No. 6 on the Dec. 31, 2016 chart, aided by hits such as “White Iverson,” a No. 5 hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Stoney later broke the record for the longest wait to reach No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums , which it achieved in its 51st charting week, thanks to the late 2017 hits “Congratulations,” featuring Quavo, and “I Fall Apart,” which both climbed into the top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
The Stoney achievement comes during a big week for Post Malone: His sophomore album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, was released today (Apr. 27). The album contains the hit singles “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, a 14-week champ on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Psycho,” which debuted at No. 2 in March.