Post Malone Breaks a Michael Jackson Record

Post Malone’s Stoney makes its 77th week in the top 10. The set overtakes the previous #1 champ, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which recorded 76 weeks in the top 10 in 1983-84, for the longest stay in the top 10 since the chart began in October 1965.

Here’s a look at the current leaderboard for the albums with the most weeks in the top 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart:

Weeks in Top 10, Title, Artist, Year(s) in Top 10
77, Stoney, Post Malone, 2016-18
76, Thriller, Michael Jackson, 1983-84
64, Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston, 1985-86
63, The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas, 2009-10
59, The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 2012-14
58, Recovery, Eminem, 2010-11
58, Can’t Slow Down, Lionel Richie, 1983-84
56, Control, Janet Jackson, 1986-87
55, Rapture, Anita Baker, 1986-87
54, 24K Magic, Bruno Mars, 2016-18

The feat adds to Stoney’s already-proven longevity: In December, Post Malone’s debut LP rewrote the record for the longest wait to reach No. 1 on the chart, needing 51 weeks to enter the penthouse. Pre-Stoney, Guy’s self-titled LP was the record-holder, with a 40-week journey to the summit in 1988-89.

While Stoney overtakes Thriller for the most weeks in the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart’s top 10, the latter still holds the mark for most weeks at No. 1, with 37. Stoney has spent three weeks atop the tally. Source: Billboard