Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys easily finished number one in its first week of release, moving 471K sales plus streaming. It's the biggest debut of 2018, knocking off J. Cole's KOD, which did 397K.
US preliminary report (albums): Post Malone posts the largest debut of 2018 with 471k units, Keith Urban #2 with 143k and Janelle Monáe overperforms with 55k.— chart data (@chartdata) May 4, 2018
A lot of that was streaming. In fact, Postie now has the record for most album streams in one week, which J. Cole had just set with KOD.
Post Malone's 'beerbongs & bentleys' breaks the record for most US audio streams from an album in a single week (~440 million).— chart data (@chartdata) May 4, 2018
If you count the album's pre-release streams, Beerbongs & Bentleys has already smashed through platinum with 1.4 million units. The album also finished number one in the UK.
Does Post deserve all the accolades?