Post Malone has beaten a record previously held by the King of Pop, Billboard writes. The Texan rapper’s debut album Stoney recently clocked its 77th week in the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart’s top 10, surpassing Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller.
Previously, Jackson’s monumental LP spent 76 weeks in the chart’s top 10 rankings and held the accomplishment for 34 years. The record was narrowly missed by Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut at 64 weeks, and The Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. at 63, respectively.
Billboard notes that a change in sales has likely contributed to Malone’s success. As of February 11, 2017, chart rankings went from “a strictly sales-based formula to one calculating multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums.” Jackson still holds the record for most weeks spent at number one with 37 weeks against Stoney’s three.
The 2016 album spawned the singles “White Iverson,” “Rockstar,” and “Congratulations,” and was followed by the sophomore project Beerbongs & Bentleys which also broke Spotify streaming records.
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