Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys Album remains No. 1 for its second consecutive week in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Although Malone’s equivalent album units sale went down to 58% from its launch, Malone’s hit album still earned 193,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 10.
Beerbongs and Bentleys’ second week on the list is driven by streaming activity. Its traditional album sales sold 24,000 copies, its Track Equivalent Album (TEA) sales sold 9,000 copies, and its Streaming Equivalent Album (SEA) sales earned 160,000 units.
It looks like Malone’s efforts have paid off since his Beerbongs & Bentleys Album is officially the third album to earn its place at the top of the 2018 chart. Post Malone’s record follows the “Black Panther” and “The Greatest Showman” soundtracks. Malone, however, is the first musician to rule the chart more than a week this year. Furthermore, Beerbongs & Bentleys is the first album by a solo artist to stay at the top of the chart for back-to-back weeks since Taylor Swift’s Reputation album that spent three weeks straight at the top of the chart in 2017.
Other rising artists that are at the top of their careers have new entries that seem to be favored by many. The top 5 albums that made it in the first five slots of the 2018 TOP 200 Album Charts, are J. Cole’s KOD Album is just below Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, it has earned 68,000 equivalent album units. Bridges’ Good Thing Album comes in third, earning 66,000 album units. Cardi B’s Invasion of privacy made 62,000 units and locked in its position at top No. 4. And, at top No. 5, Shinedown’s Attention Attention Album garnered 60,000 units.