It finally dropped. The long-awaited sophomore album by the record-breaking, chart-topping rockstar Post Malone beerbongs & bentleys was released
beerbongs & bentleys debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling an equivalent 461,000 units in its opening week.
The album also had the biggest debut of 2018 when it was released.
Post also managed to become the first act since Linkin Park in August of 2017 to have two albums in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, the other being Stoney.
A few days after release RIAA certified beerbongs & bentleys platinum status, which definitely didn’t hurt.
— RIAA (@RIAA) April 30, 2018
Being big on streaming like Post has previously shown b&b also did some amazing numbers on Spotify on it’s first day after release….
— Spotify (@Spotify) April 28, 2018
But those were just initial excitement numbers, right?
He's done it again.@PostMalone's 'beerbongs & bentleys' has broken the first week streaming record both globally (411,816,710) and in the U.S. (236,500,546) 🍻 https://t.co/55Q4EGK0NL pic.twitter.com/oV5PXGb41s
— Spotify (@Spotify) May 5, 2018
Enough stats, numbers are fine and all but let’s get to the actual record (no pun intended) shall will?
The album title comes from two things that Post Malone loves, drinking beer out of bongs and fine cars, not sure if he owns a Bentley though.
There has been controversy about recent statements that Post made during an interview where people then labelled him as appropriating black culture for his own benefit. Below is the controversial interview.
Seeing that his comments had caused an uproar on social media he made the follow-up video statement
from posty. love ya. pic.twitter.com/L7rfHFkgjL
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) November 23, 2017
Judging from the numbers the album is doing the controversy didn’t do any damage but maybe even heightened expectations.