Yes, for the first time this calendar year -- the first time since the Hot 100 dated Dec. 22, 2018, a 37-week streak in all -- the artist born Austin Richard Post was nowhere to be found within the chart's top 10 slots. He had been represented by one or multiple songs in every week since then, first with the chart-topping Swae Lee teamup "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)," then with his own No. 2-peaking solo smash "Wow." and then finally with his Young Thug collab "Goodbyes," which debuted at No. 3 in July.
Not that he's disappeared from the chart altogether, though -- all three hits are still in the top 40, with "Goodbyes" sliding to No. 12, "Sunflower" at No. 17 and "Wow." still hanging on at No. 35. And what's more, the Post-less drought in the top tier should probably last just the one week, as next week's chart will reflect the debut of the singer/rapper's new single -- the alt-leaning "Circles" -- and then immediately after that comes the release of his third full-length album, Hollywood's Bleeding. It might be a little while before we see a top 10 without Post Malone on it again.