Kasbo shares Billboard remix of ‘About You’ amid ongoing North American tour

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In March of this year, Carl Garsbo released Places We Don’t Know, his debut album as Kasbo. Released via Foreign Family Collective and Counter Records, the 13-track LP acted as an impressive milestone for the burgeoning Swedish producer, further progressing the success he’d already begun to cultivate through prior releases on key imprints such as Monstercat and the aforementioned Foreign Family. Upon the album’s release, Garsbo noted that Places We Don’t Know centers conceptually around “romanticizing a naïve worldview,” because of the beauty inherent in such a perspective.

Perhaps no song off the record is more emblematic of this notion than its mellifluous, wistfully slow single, “About You,” so it’s fitting that he would choose to kick off the second leg of his Places We Don’t Know tour with the release of a re-interpretation of the piece.

Kasbo has bestowed the honor of remixing duties upon Mathieu Lépine, a Montreal native who produces under the name of Billboard. Released earlier this week, Lépine’s take on the track retains similar melodic elements of Garsbo’s original, but converts its doleful sensibilities and pace into an upbeat, future bass-infused offering which, ultimately, acts as a keen contrast.

Stream Billboard’s remix of “About You” and view Kasbo’s upcoming tour dates below:

KASBO LIVE: NORTH AMERICAN 2018 TOUR

Thu 11.15 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #

Fri 11.16 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom #

Sat 11.17 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues # *

Sun 11.18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe # *

Tue 11.20 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House # *

Wed 11.21 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown # *

Fri 11.23 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman # *

Sun 11.25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre # *

Tue 11.27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell # *

Thu 11.29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda # *

Fri 11.30 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine # – early show

Fri 11.30 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine # – SOLD OUT

Sun 12.02 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box #

Sat 1.05 – Cape Canaveral, FL @ Holy Ship!

support:

# VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC
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> SUPER DUPER

EU / UK 2019 TOUR

with ODESZA

Wed 1.23 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live

Thu 1.24 – London, ENG @ O2 Academy Brixton

Fri 1.25 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith

Sat 1.26 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgium

Mon 1.28 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller Music Hall

Tue 1.29 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns

Fri 2.01 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks

Sat 2.02 – Berlin, DE @ Verti Music Hall

3.13-3.16 – Riviera Maya, MEX @ SUNDARA

The Chainsmokers expland on new ‘Paris’-inspired film at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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The Chainsmokers spoke with Billboard on the red carpet at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to talk about their performance for the event, Kelsea Ballerini, and their upcoming film endeavors based around their hit, “Paris,” off their 2017 album, Memories, Do Not Open.

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall expectedly raved about Ballerini, and how her voice carries their production. The duo seemed surprised when asked about their “Paris” film project with Pitch Perfect author, Mickey Rapkin. Taggart went on to explain how Rapkin brought the story to their friend Dan who runs the Chainsmokers’ new production company, Kick the Habit. Parts were re-worked, and the team worked on the project and pitch for about a year. Finally, the major film studio TriStar, a subsidiary of Sony, bought the movie. Taggart went on to explain Kick the Habit has tons more in the works with TV, film, and Internet content. They seemed excited to hone their creative abilities into more than just music, noting creativity should work down multiple avenues.

H/T: Billboard

Steve Aoki recruits K-pop sensations, BTS, for new ‘Neon Future II’ single, ‘Waste It On Me’

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Steve Aoki recruits K-pop sensations, BTS, for new ‘Neon Future II’ single, ‘Waste It On Me’Steve Aoki Press

Steve Aoki has been on a roll this week. First he became the first modern dance music producer to be featured in the Smithsonian, and now, after teasing fans about a big announcement, he’s brought forth a full track list to accompany his Neon Future III album announcement–plus a new single.

The new Aoki heat, “Waste It On Me” is a collaboration with none other than Korean powerhouse group BTS. The track is a momentous one, in that it’s their first song to be released entirely in English. Aoki has been teasing this collaboration for some time now, beginning with him posting a slew of photos with the group this past May; and the release is certainly recompense for the wait.

Featuring bass valleys that ascend into crescendoing vocal highs, the track tells the story of young, capricious love. While definitely a commercial track, Aoki finds a way to organically infuse nuanced elements into the production.

BTS commented on the collaboration, saying, “We’re happy for this meaningful and heart-felt collaboration… We hope this would be a good present for our fans.”

BTS and Aoki began their musical relationship back in 2017, when the latter remixed BTS’s hit single, “MIC Drop” with Grammy-nominated rapper Desiigner. The release went on to eclipse the Billboard US World Digital Chart in 2017-2018, amass over 7 million streams on Spotify, and become the highest-charting song by a K-pop group in US history.

Aoki’s full track list of Neon Future III reveals additional scintillating collaborations, such as tracks with Bella Thorne, Mike Posner, and Bill Nye among others. “Waste It On Me” featuring BTS is out now via Ultra Music.

 

Track List 

Steve Aoki – Neon Future III (Intro)
Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On
Steve Aoki – Waste It On Me ft. BTS
Steve Aoki & Nicky Romero – Be Somebody ft. Kiiara
Steve Aoki – Pretender ft. Lil Yachty & AJR
Steve Aoki – A Lover And A Memory ft. Mike Posner
Steve Aoki – Why Are We So Broken ft. blink-182
Steve Aoki – Golden Days ft. Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World
Steve Aoki – Our Love Glows ft. Lady Antebellum
Steve Aoki – Anything More ft. Era Istrefi
Steve Aoki x Lauren Jauregui – All Night
Steve Aoki – Do Not Disturb ft. Bella Thorne
Steve Aoki – Lie To Me ft. Ina Wroldsen
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz & Elvis Crespo – Azukita
Steve Aoki & TWIIG – Hoovela
Steve Aoki & Don Diablo x Lush & Simon – What We Started ft. BullySongs
Steve Aoki – Noble Gas ft. Bill Nye

 

BREAKING: Mysterious Gesaffelstein billboards begin appearing around the world

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Is Gesaffelstein teasing a comeback? Just typing the sentence is enough to induce goosebumps. 

Techno’s prodigal son famously hung up his live performance chops in 2015 at the top of his game with a groundbreaking final performance at Coachella. While he’s broken radio silence with a few key production credits over the last three years, there’s undeniably been a void where Gesaffelstein once stood, though now, mysterious new billboards currently cropping up across the globe suggest the suit-clad, cigarette-wielding dark prince of techno may be on his way back.

The enigmatic graphics follow Aphex Twin‘s similar campaign from earlier this year, with the producer’s logo popped up in New York, London, Hollywood and more. While these new billboards don’t reveal any details about the Aleph creator’s next move, though they could likely allude to new music in the near future, or perhaps, although much less likely, a comeback live performance of some sort. It has been a long three years since Gesaffelstein went on hiatus, though it seems he may be coming out of semi-retirement with a statement to make soon.

To hold you over until his return, revisit our Gesaffelstein Halloween homage here.

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ just broke another all time chart record as its singles reach 29 weeks on the Hot 100

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ just broke another all time chart record as its singles reach 29 weeks on the Hot 100Drake Scorpion Album Singles Billboard Record

Whatever feelings fans may have about Drake‘s latest era, his Scorpion LP is unquestionably a monstrous hit. The pop rap juggernaut’s latest album hit stores in late June, and by the end of the summer made the him the first artist ever to cross over the 50 billion global streams threshold. Bolstered by honest-to-god inescapable singles like “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What,” the smashed the season and racked up records and streams along the way. Now almost three months after the its release, Drake’s latest album has netted him another astonishing benchmark.

By extending their stay on Billboard‘s Hot 100 to 29 weeks, Scorpion’s singles (“God’s Plan,” “Nice For What,” and “In My Feelings”) have broken an all-time record set previously by The Black Eyed Peas and Usher. Anyone who tore up middle and high school dance floors to Usher’s Confessions and The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.Dcan appreciate the magnitude of Drake’s latest chart record, breaking the previous tie of 28 weeks. The rapper’s new milestone is a feat that could last for years – or at least until the next Drake double album drops.

H/T: Billboard

Tim Gunter flips Loud Luxury’s ‘Body’

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Tim Gunter flips Loud Luxury’s ‘Body’Tim Gunter Press Photo

Texas-born Tim Gunter is giving fans exactly what they want in 2018, following up a Chainsmokers remix with an upbeat, hour-long summer mix. Hailing from Austin, the DJ/producer continues this success streak in flipping Loud Luxury‘s Billboard Top 10 hit “Body.” According to the edit’s SoundCloud description, Gunter’s been ready to drop this one for a while, and now its finally seeing the light of day:

“Made this flip for my sets and people liked it so much I decided to put it out. Shout out to Loud Luxury for making this bop.”

The edit takes all the catchy, melodic elements of Loud Luxury’s original work and elevates them to new heights, with a high-octane, multi-layered future bass drop. The edit was designed for Gunter’s live performances, and as one can imagine, when played for a crowd, the new “Body” remix bound to turn heads. According to Billboard, the original has finally reached Top 10 status on the Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart. This was a slow journey, as Loud Luxury’s hit track had been climbing the charts for 37 weeks. With a fresh perspective from Tim Gunter, expect the track’s charting shelf-life to be extended well into the end of summer.

Zedd’s ‘The Middle’ smashes Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart record for most weeks at No. 1

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Why don’t you just meet Zedd…at the top of Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart? He’s been there for awhile–28 weeks, to be exact.

Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey‘s joint hit, “The Middle,” moved into its 27th week atop the Billboard chart, collecting a total of 10.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending August 9, as Nielsen Music reports. The single fronts Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales for the 25th week, selling 8,000 units.

“The Middle” surpasses formidable occupancies at the top of the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart previously held by The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer,” which peaked for 27 weeks in 2016-2017. Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up!” spent a comfortable 26 weeks in the number one slot in 2013-2014. Not far behind, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay‘s collaboration, “Something Just Like This” logged 25 weeks in 2017, while Major Lazer and DJ Snake‘s “Lean On” enjoyed a consecutive 23 week run in 2015-2016.

“The Middle” now becomes the newest record setting track within the context of the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart with 28 weeks in its rearview.

H/T: Billboard

BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ is first K-pop album to debut at no. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart

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BTS is sitting pretty.

The K-pop boy band’s third studio album, Love Yourself: Tear has become the first number one chart-topper for the group after debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the most popular albums of a given week in the US as per multi-metric consumption, assessed by traditional album sale counts, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums. Love Yourself: Tear is the first K-pop album to ascend to the first rank on the chart.

The album sold 135,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending May 24. 100,000 of that 135,000 were in traditional album sales.

Photo Credit: CNN

H/T: Billboard

The winner’s list: the 2018 Billboard Music Awards edition [updated live]

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Hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) will see performances from an array of artists, including BTS, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and more. To make the ceremony even more memorable, Janet Jackson will make her TV comeback, returning to a televised stage to sing for the first time in nine years.

An annual celebration that identifies nominees and winners alike based on “fan interactions with music, streaming, radio airplay, touring, and social engagement” as recorded by Billboard, the Billboard Music Awards will witness artists across many genres vie for awards in a variety of categories, ranging from Top R&B Artist to Top Radio Songs Artist. Dancing Astronaut will live update the BBMAs winner’s list as the results are announced. Viewers can follow along to see how their favorites perform during this year’s awards show.

Top Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar–WINNER
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid–WINNER
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift–WINNER

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons — WINNER
Migos
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS–WINNER
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2 — WINNER

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars — WINNER
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
Bruno Mars — WINNER
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA — WINNER

Top R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars — WINNER
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B — WINNER
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
JAY-Z — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris — WINNER

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan — WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons — WINNER
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2 — WINNER

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna — WINNER
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers–WINNER
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe — WINNER
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard — WINNER
Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. — WINNER
Post Malone, Stoney
Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation–WINNER

Top Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana –
– WINNER

Top R&B Album:
Khalid, American Teen
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic — WINNER
SZA, CTRL
The Weeknd, Starboy
XXXTentacion, 17

Top Rap Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. — WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture
Post Malone, Stoney

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 — WINNER
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons, Evolve — WINNER
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:
Nicky Jam, Fenix
Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea — WINNER
Romeo Santos, Golden
Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii, AVĨCI (01)
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open — WINNER
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing
ODESZA, A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:
Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection — WINNER
MercyMe, Lifer

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit — WINNER
Marvin Sapp, Close

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” — WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour LLIF3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo, “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER
Lil Pump, “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” — WINNER

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” — WINNER
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”–WINNER

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Believer” — WINNER
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” — WINNER
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Top Christian Song:
Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name” — WINNER
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe, “Even If”
Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You”
Travis Greene, “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” — WINNER
Tamela Mann, “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

H/T: Billboard

Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ enjoys the largest first-week debut of all albums released this year

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That Post Malone shattered streaming records with the release of his album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, seemed only to foreshadow further success relative to the album. After attracting a whopping near 80 million global Spotify streams of the sophomore outing on the day of the album’s debut alone, Beerbongs & Bentleys has since claimed the No. 1 spot on the charts, selling a total of 461,000 equivalent album units in its first week. The production additionally sits atop Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, resting comfortably in the very first spot on the expansive list. The artist has also sold 153,000 copies of the album in terms of traditional sales.

2018 has seen a slew of big name releases exit from the studios of J. Cole, Justin Timberlake, and Migos, with each artist putting forth KOD, Man of the Woods, and Culture II, respectively. Despite the acclaim of each artist or group behind the above productions, it is Beerbongs & Bentleys that has enjoyed the most monumental first-week debut so far in 2018, an accomplishment evinced in Beerbongs & Bentleys’ gain of a Platinum certification a mere two days after the album’s drop date.

The statistics show a marked increase in Post Malone’s presence in the U.S. music market; his debut album, Stoney, weighed in at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, while selling 58,000 album equivalent units in its first week, 19,000 of which were traditional sales. It seems that the sky is the limit for Post Malone.

H/T: Complex