He becomes the seventh solo rapper to hit No. 1 in 2018, the most in a single year.
Post Malone jumps from No. 9 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 12) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, fueled by the arrival of his sophomore LP, beerbongs & bentleys.
The Artist 100, which launched in July 2014, measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Beerbongs debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 461,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen Music, earning the biggest streaming week ever for an album. Malone concurrently charts all 18 songs from the set on the Billboard Hot 100, including a record nine simultaneously in the top 20.