Following Justin Bieber, who became the first artist to rack up five billion-streamers, Post Malone has become just the second musician to see five of his songs reach a billion streams on Spotify.
Malone has just collected another billion-streamer on Spotify, the world’s most popular streaming music platform, with a favourite that never stopped being played by fans all around the globe, even after it fell of the charts. The hip-hop musician’s track ‘Psycho,’ which also features Ty Dolla $ign, has just passed one billion plays, becoming one of fewer than 75 cuts to do so.
Malone’s most-streamed Spotify song is his 2017 cut ‘Rockstar,’ which features 21 Savage. Currently, the former No. 1 giant is the second-most popular track on the platform, coming in behind only Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ (though it’s several hundred million plays below that tune). His collaboration with Swae Lee, ‘Sunflower,’ also ranks among the 10 most-played pieces on Spotify, making him one of only three artists to own more than one spot in that coveted region.
The genre-bending Texan musician’s other tracks that are present inside the billion-stream club include ‘Congratulations’ with Quavo, his solo cut ‘Better Now’ and, of course, ‘Psycho.’
While he might not be the first musician to push five tracks past one billion streams, Malone does serve as the lead act on all of his successes, something Bieber cannot say. The former teen star is credited as a featured artist on half of his winners.
Elsewhere in Post Malone, the musician has also been announced as the latest headliner of the BST Hyde Park concert series in London.
This year, the outdoor festival takes place over two weeks in July — 3-5 July and 10-12 July — and will see headline performances from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift and Little Mix. It’s now been confirmed that Post Malone will head to Hyde Park on Thursday, 2 July, with a bill of special guests to be announced in due course.