Post Malone has had a wild 2018. His music has topped charts around the world, his songs have been covered by huge stars like Shawn Mendes
and 5 Seconds of Summer
, he's gearing up for the tour of his life and he's been nominated for five EMA awards including the highly coveted Best Artist Award.
So is Post Malone the Best Artist of 2018? Here are 10 reasons he might be:
1. Post Malone's sophomore album, beerbongs & bentleys
, topped charts in over 10 countries. The album is certified platinum in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway and the United States. 2. beerbongs & bentleys
broke a crazy amount of records, like when it was streamed over 78 million times on Spotify within 24 hours of its release.
3. Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign
managed to make the apocalypse look pretty cool and strangely fun in the video for "Psycho."
Post served some incredible looks and proved more music videos need flamethrowers.
4. Post teamed up with some of the hottest rappers like Nicki Minaj
, Ty Dolla $ign
, Swae Lee
and 21 Savage
to make beerbongs and bentleys
an epic album.
5. The album's lead single "rockstar" is certified platinum in 13 countries and won Song of the Year at the VMAs in August.
6. Post Malone perfectly captured the feeling of going through a breakup and regretting it on "Better Now."
7. "Psycho" was the ultimate anthem for people who have diamonds by the boatload—or anyone who likes to fantasize about that life.
8. Post Malone broke multiple records set by music legends. He became the first artist to have nine songs simultaneously in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. He beat out The Beatles
, who had six songs in the top 20 at once. He also broke Michael Jackson
's record for most weeks on Billboard's Top R&B and Hip Hop Albums chart.
9. We can thank Post Malone for Justin Bieber's first performance of 2018. Justin joined Post on stage in June to perform "Déjà vu." Theirs is truly a bromance that keeps on giving.
10. Post organized and threw his own music festival, Posty Fest, featuring Travis Scott and Tyler, The Creator. The 2018 MTV EMA is right around the corner! Don't forget to vote for your favourite artists and tune in to the show on 4 November.