According to Chart Data, Malone’s long-awaited sophomore project is already eligible for platinum certification in the U.S., as it has already moved more than 1,000,000 equivalent album units; however, the RIAA has yet to make it official.
Now some of you might be thinking: how did this happen within a short period of time? Well, as most of you know, fans have been waiting on Beerbongs & Bentleys since the end of 2016; since then, Malone has released a number of wildly successful singles, including “Psycho” featuring Ty Dolla Sign, and the record-breaking hit “Rockstar” with 21 Savage. The sales and streams of those records, the latter of which was released nearly seven months ago, have greatly contributed to the album’s overall success. “Rockstar” dominated the Hot 100 chart for eight weeks, while “Psycho” is still sitting in the top five after two months since its release.
Beerbongs & Bentleys is the follow-up to Malone's 2016 debut album Stoney, which is now certified double-platinum. The sophomore project spans 18 tracks, with guest appearances by Nicki Minaj, Swae Lee, G-Eazy, YG, and more.