The Beatles held a record for the most simultaneous songs in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, and after 54 years, the record has been shattered.
Rapper Post Malone has placed nine songs in the Top 20 of the chart, three more than The Beatles’ record (that was tied last week by rapper J. Cole.) With the release of his new album Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone broke the record thanks to a chart configuration that places a higher emphasis on streaming. The album garnered over 431.3 million streams in its first week of release.
On April 4, 1964, The Beatles held all five of the top 5 positions on the chart, plus had a sixth addition in the Top 20. Back then, the chart’s placements were determined by single sales and radio airplay.
The Beatles’ #1 song, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
The entire tracklist of Beerbongs & Bentleys has charted on the Hot 100, with 18 simultaneous entries.
Here is a breakdown of Post Malone’s highest chart successes this week:
No. 2, “Psycho,” feat. Ty Dolla $ign (up from No. 5)
No. 7, “Better Now”
No. 8, “Rockstar,” feat. 21 Savage (up from No. 32)
No. 11, “Paranoid”
No. 14, “Rich & Sad”
No. 15, “Spoil My Night,” feat. Swae Lee
No. 16, “Ball for Me,” feat. Nicki Minaj
No. 17, “Stay”
No. 20, “Same Bitches,” feat. G-Eazy & YG
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