Post Malone Smashes 34-Year-Old Record Held By Michael Jackson

Rapper's blockbuster debut album surpassed MJ's "Thriller" with the most weeks in the top 10.

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Post Malone performs on Day 1 of the CityFolk Festival at The Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park on September 13, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. (Mark Horton/WireImage)

Rapper Post Malone has been best known for hip-hop jam like “Rockstar and “White Iverson.” But now, he can also be known as the man who smashed the King of Pop’s 34-year-old record.

Post Malone’s blockbuster debut album, 2016’s Stoney, has surpassed MJ’s Thriller with the most weeks in the top 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, according to Maxim. 

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Malone has 77 weeks on the chart, which is just squeaking by Jackson’s 76 weeks. Jackson previously fended off Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut (64 weeks) and the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. (63 weeks).

In May, Malone beat a Beatles record when nine songs from his chart-topping album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, grabbed top 20 positions on the Billboard Hot 100. This was, of course, a much harder record to capture back in the day.

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