Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding Becomes Longest No. 1 Album of 2019
Posty's latest album release posted 78,000 equivalent album sales this week, reports Billboard on Sunday (Nov. 10). Though nonconsecutive, its return to the top spot makes Hollywood's Bleeding the longest running No. 1 album of the year. The last album to spend five weeks at the No. 1 slot was Drake's Scorpion in 2018.
The new Post album, which features guest appearances from DaBaby, Future, Swae Lee, Young Thug, Meek Mill, Travis Scott and Lil Baby, and was spearheaded by the hit singles "Wow" and "Sunflower," was released on Sept. 6. It is the biggest selling album of the year at this point, outselling second, third and fourth place pop stars Billie Eilsh, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, respectively.
HB got off to a huge start with 489,000 equivalent album units sold in its first week, of which 200,000 came from traditional album sales. It spent three consecutive weeks on the chart before bowing out. It then returned to the top spot the week of Nov. 2, and reclaims the crown again this week.
Post is currently on the last leg of his Runaway Tour, which still has show dates left in Salt Lake City, Utah., Oakland, Calif. and Anaheim, Calif., before closing out on back to back shows in Inglewood, Calif. on Nov. 20 and 21.
Other rappers in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 include Kanye West (Jesus Is King, No. 2), YoungBoy Never Broke Again (AI YoungBoy 2, No. 3), DaBaby (Kirk, No. 6), Young Thug (So Much Fun, No. 7) and Chris Brown (Indigo, No. 10).
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