Post Malone Now Claims The Fifth-Most Top 10 Debuts Thanks To His New Hit Single

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As Lizzo leads the Hot 100 for a second week in a row with her surprise smash “Truth Hurts,” just one new track breaks into the top 10 on the all-encompassing list, and it’s lucky enough to start its time on the tally inside the uppermost tier. 

Post Malone’s new single “Circles” enters the race at No. 7, instantly becoming another huge success for the rapper and pop singer. The tune is his eighth to find a way into the Hot 100’s top 10, and its impressive staring point helps the man behind the work rise on an important all-time ranking.

“Circles” is Malone’s sixth track to debut inside the top 10 on the Hot 100, which is a feat only a handful of musicians have managed. Starting a song somewhere between Nos. 1 and 10 is more common than it used to be, but it is still something typically reserved for only the biggest and most popular names in the business.

Impressively, Malone has collected his half a dozen debuts in only about two years, and he now sees his new singles reach the top 10 on arrival more often than not. 

With half a dozen top 10 debuts to his name, Malone now stands in fifth place among the solo males who have collected the most such successes. Leading the way among all artists (not just men) is Drake, who has now started 20 songs inside the uppermost frame. Running down the line of male musicians with the most top 10 debuts is Eminem (12), Lil Wayne (11) and Justin Bieber (8).

When all genders are included on the list of the musicians with the greatest number of top 10 debuts, Malone doesn’t hold onto his position. Several women have been lucky enough to land on this ranking as well, including Taylor Swift (15), Ariana Grande (10) and both Lady Gaga and Rihanna, who are tied with Malone with six apiece.

Including all acts, Malone is now tied with those two pop favorites for the seventh-most top 10 launches. He stands a good chance of upping his career count sometime soon, potentially when the Hot 100 refreshes, as it’s possible at least one song from his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding may be popular enough to shoot straight to the tier.

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As Lizzo leads the Hot 100 for a second week in a row with her surprise smash “Truth Hurts,” just one new track breaks into the top 10 on the all-encompassing list, and it’s lucky enough to start its time on the tally inside the uppermost tier. 

Post Malone’s new single “Circles” enters the race at No. 7, instantly becoming another huge success for the rapper and pop singer. The tune is his eighth to find a way into the Hot 100’s top 10, and its impressive staring point helps the man behind the work rise on an important all-time ranking.

“Circles” is Malone’s sixth track to debut inside the top 10 on the Hot 100, which is a feat only a handful of musicians have managed. Starting a song somewhere between Nos. 1 and 10 is more common than it used to be, but it is still something typically reserved for only the biggest and most popular names in the business.

Impressively, Malone has collected his half a dozen debuts in only about two years, and he now sees his new singles reach the top 10 on arrival more often than not. 

With half a dozen top 10 debuts to his name, Malone now stands in fifth place among the solo males who have collected the most such successes. Leading the way among all artists (not just men) is Drake, who has now started 20 songs inside the uppermost frame. Running down the line of male musicians with the most top 10 debuts is Eminem (12), Lil Wayne (11) and Justin Bieber (8).

When all genders are included on the list of the musicians with the greatest number of top 10 debuts, Malone doesn’t hold onto his position. Several women have been lucky enough to land on this ranking as well, including Taylor Swift (15), Ariana Grande (10) and both Lady Gaga and Rihanna, who are tied with Malone with six apiece.

Including all acts, Malone is now tied with those two pop favorites for the seventh-most top 10 launches. He stands a good chance of upping his career count sometime soon, potentially when the Hot 100 refreshes, as it’s possible at least one song from his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding may be popular enough to shoot straight to the tier.

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