Post Malone Just Destroyed A Record Held By The Beatles For 54 Years

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22-year-old rapper Post Malone really has been taking the world by storm the past couple of years with his two albums.

Austin Richard Post, best known by his stage name Post Malone, recently released his second album, Beerbongs and Bentleys.

It’s not only the frontrunner for album of the year, but it’s also been shattering all sorts of records despite only being out for two weeks.

This includes one previously held by possibly the most iconic band in history – The Beatles – which they held for 54 years.

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As well as achieving the most single-album sales and the most streams of any album in a week so far this year, it’s only May, and yet Post Malone has also landed nine songs in the Top 20 at one time.

This completely shatters the record of six, which was previously shared by both The Beatles and American hip hop musician, J.Cole.

Billboard Magazine, home to the music charts, broke the news reporting:

As Post Malone celebrates his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated May 12) as well as the biggest streaming week ever for an album, the rapper/singer concurrently breaks the record for the most simultaneous top 20 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Post Malone, whose sophomore effort Beerbongs and Bentleys opened with 461,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, lands nine songs in the top 20 of the Hot 100, shattering the previous record of six, which was shared by The Beatles and J. Cole.

The Beatles held the record for 54 years, as they charted six songs in the top 20 on charts dated April 11 and April 18, 1964.

J. Cole tied the mark just last week (on the chart dated May 5), fueled by the No. 1 Billboard 200 bow of his latest album, KOD.

Destroying The Beatles’ record really is quite something, especially as they’re often considered to be the greatest band of all time.

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Post Malone’s album also broke the record for the most simultaneous top 40 Hot 100 hits as 14 of his songs entered into the chart.

Only a week ago J. Cole smashed this record as 10 of his songs charted.

Unfortunately for the musician, the entrance of Post Malone’s latest album meant he didn’t hold onto these records for long.

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All 18 tracks from Post Malone’s newest album graced the Hot 100 with Psycho leading the way, reaching number two.

Here’s a look at where they all entered the chart:

Psycho, feat. Ty Dolla $ign – 2
Better Now – 7
Rockstar, feat. 21 Savage – 8
Paranoid – 11
Rich & Sad – 14
Spoil My Night,” feat. Swae Lee – 15
Ball for Me,” feat. Nicki Minaj – 16
Stay – 17
Same Bitches, feat. G-Eazy & YG – 18
Zack and Codeine – 23
Over Now – 24
Takin’ Shots – 29
Candy Paint – 34
92 Explorer – 40
Otherside – 46
Blame It on Me – 47
Sugar Wrait – 57
Jonestown (Interlude) – 73

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With 18 songs entering into the Hot 100, Post Malone has become the third act to tally at least that many tracks on the chart at once.

Drake currently holds the record with 24, while The Weeknd landed 18 tracks – just like Malone – in December 2016.

Congratulations to Post Malone!

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray

Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn't writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.