By Damilola Faustino
Post Malone has broken a chart record set by Michael Jackson. The Texas rapper’s debut album Stoney logged its 77th week in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart dated Aug. 11, surpassing Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller for the most weeks of all time.
Post’s debut, released in December 2016, features his breakout hit “White Iverson” and the Quavo-featuring single “Congratulations.” It went platinum after four months and ultimately spent three weeks at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
With estimated sales around 66 million, Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time, but Post’s achievement testifies to the changing nature of the Billboard charts, which have grown less sales-focused in the digital era.
The company started including streaming metrics in its calculations in February 2017.
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