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.