Two years ago, Post Malone sang, “Man, I feel just like a rock star.” In 2019, he became one -- at least, according to Billboard’s rock charts.
His first two albums, Stoney (2016) and beerbongs & bentleys (2018), solidified him as a hip-hop/pop staple, and while this year’s Hollywood’s Bleeding increased his stronghold in those genres, it also expanded his reach. In a span of four weeks in October, three songs from the new album landed Post Malone on three radio airplay charts for the first time each. The guitar-wailing “Take What You Want” (featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott) became his first entry on Mainstream Rock, the crooning “Allergic” brought him to Alternative, and with his most pop-leaning track, “Circles” (his fourth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 and first solo chart-topper), he made his debut on Adult Contemporary. Two weeks later, it became his second track to land on Alternative Songs.