Post Malone will post up “rockstar” numbers with his long-awaited sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys. The newly-released effort is poised to top the Billboard 200.
According to HITS Daily Double, the effort will move 440-460,000 units (155-165,000 traditional) in its first week. That should be enough to top the albums chart, well above any other competing artist’s opening week numbers.
White Iverson’s success comes as no surprise. Even before beerbongs dropped, the new LP had already also platinum thanks to the singles “rockstar,” “Psycho,” and “Candy Paint.”
Keith Urban’s Graffiti U and Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer fall far behind Posty. Urban will reportedly move around 135-145,000 units (125-135K traditional), while Monáe is on pace to earn 37-42,000 units (30-35K traditional).
The only other rapper with opening week projections is YoungBoy Never Broke Again. His new LP Until Death Call My Name will likely move between 30-35,000 units (7-9K traditional).
Malone is presently on a North American tour, which will run through June 24 in San Francisco.