Post Malone Puts His 'Rockstar' Into Hip-Hop Stratosphere

Syracuse rapper Post Malone’s assimilation of country, grunge, hip-hop, and R&B has caught the ear of the world, sending his stream counts into the stratosphere.

Here in Canada, his new single“rockstar” featuring 21 Savage is breaking records, most recently it was named the all-time highest first-week streaming debut on Spotify with 4.9 million streams and is officially certified gold.

The track released two weeks ago marked his return to R&B-tinged hip-hop and struck a nerve as it was the #1 song worldwide and setting a new streaming record. It shattered Apple Music’s one-week record total for a single song with 25 million streams.

As the biggest single debut of 2017, “rockstar” skyrocketed to #1 in more than 20+ countries worldwide. Among its many achievements, “rockstar” holds down #1 on Canadian Spotify and Global Spotify and Global Spotify Viral charts. At Apple Music Canada, it debuted #1 Overall and #1 Hip-Hop/Rap. Moreover, it remains #1 on US Soundcloud and Global Soundcloud. In just one week, it generated 65 million streams with no radio airplay, and it debuted Top 10 on the Shazam US Charts.

Post’s platinum album debut album Stoney has remained a top 10 streaming album for 38 consecutive weeks since its December 2016 release and made him the most streamed new artist with over 3 billion streams globally.

Tracks include his first Hot 100 Top 10 entry “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo] (3x-platinum), the breakout “White Iverson” (2x-platinum), “Go Flex” (platinum), and “Too Young” (gold).

After hitting one million views within a month of releasing "White Iverson," Post quickly garnered attention from record labels and in August 2015, he signed with Republic Records (UMG).

Since his breakthrough hit song, Malone has worked with some prominent rappers such as 50 Cent, Young Thug, and Kanye West. His most significant break came when he opened for Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour.

“Rockstar” is included on his forthcoming album entitled Beerbongs and Bentleys.

For more on this upstart star, read the Billboard feature Post Malone on the Early Success of 'Rockstar': 'I Just Want to Keep Kicking Ass'

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