Biggest streaming week of 2019 and second biggest debut of the year
GRAMMY Award-nominated, multi-platinum artist Post Malone captures No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 with his critically acclaimed third full-length, Hollywood’s Bleeding via Republic Records. It also delivers “the biggest streaming week for an album in 2019” with 365.4 million-plus on-demand audio streams, even breaking an Apple Music record.
Moving over 489K equivalent albums in under a week, this marks his second straight No. 1 bow on the respective chart in 18 months and the “second biggest first-week sales” of 2019. Additionally, it scores a platinum certification upon arrival as global consumption exceeds 3.9 million total adjusted albums and 6.4 billion streams.
The biggest blockbuster album event of 2019, Hollywood’s Bleeding landed to widespread applause from tastemakers as well and the most enthusiastic response of his career to date. Pitchfork wrote, “Hollywood’s Bleeding has about ten titanium-grade hooks on it, choruses so immediate they erect stadiums in your head while they play,” and The Los Angeles Times predicted “likely to end up 2019’s most-streamed title.”
In celebration of the release, he just launched The Runaway Tour — which rolls through major markets across the U.S. and Canada before coming to a close on November 20th at The Forum in Los Angeles.
On the road, he makes a stop in his hometown of Dallas for the second annual Posty Fest — scheduled for November 2nd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The all-day music extravaganza is curated and headlined by the superstar himself and will include performances by Meek Mill, Pharrell Williams, Rae Sremmurd, Jaden Smith, Dominic Fike, Doja Cat, Yella Beezy, Tyla Yaweh, Saint Jhn, Iann Dior, Beach Fossils, Snowy, Maj and Kerwin Frost, as well as special surprise guests.
Additionally, his chart-dominating number one single “Sunflower” [feat. Swae Lee] just broke the record for “longest run in the Top 10 of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.” It spent 45 weeks in the Top 10. Additionally, “Circles” stands out as his fifth single to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Hollywood’s Bleeding features 17 tracks with 10 guest spots, including Da Baby on “Enemies,” Halsey and Future on “Die For Me,” Meek Mill and Lil Baby on “On The Road,” Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott on “Take What You Want” and SZA on “Staring At The Sun.”
Hollywood’s Bleeding arrives critically acclaimed largely due to “the second and fourth biggest songs of 2019,” namely the triple-platinum Hot 100 No. 1 “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)” [feat. Swae Lee] and the viral hit “wow” in addition to the recent Rhythm Radio No. 1 “Goodbyes” [feat. Young Thug], and the latest single “Circles,” which has tallied over 77 million Spotify streams and 21 million cumulative YouTube/VEVO views.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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