The charts are relatively quiet on the May 22 update with the No. 1 spots on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Hot 100 songs charts are holding on strong. Post Malone remains No. 1 on the albums tally while Childish Gambino holds onto the top position on the Hot 100 100 after a full week of activity for his song "This Is America." Here are the notable updates for the hottest music in the country.
Post Malone's album Beerbongs & Bentley's is spending a third week at No. 1 on the albums chart, the second album of 2018 to do so and the first to have three consecutive weeks since Taylor Swift released reputation in 2017. The set moved 147,000 overall units for the tracking week and is fueled largely by streaming units in which is accrued 122,000 units of that number. The album sold 18,000 copies and all of the aforementioned numbers are down by 24 percent. Beerbongs is likely to see continued interest throughout the week after winning Top Rap Song for "Rock Star" at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20.
Thanks to a ticket bundle promotion, P!nk's Beautiful Trauma makes the largest leap to the top two in over 10 years. It moved from No. 83 to No. 2 after fans who purchased tickets to the added tour leg redeemed the album portion of the bundle in either physical or digital format. The set rebounds moving 139,000 units with 135,000 being in traditional sales due to mostly album redemptions. It's the first set to have such a jump since Radiohead's In Rainbows did so in early 2008. P!nk's latest single of the same name has so far peaked at No. 4 on Adult Top 40, No. 15 on Adult Contemporary and No. 1 on the dance chart.
Childish Gambino's "This Is America" came storming in at No.1 on the Hot 100 in the previous tracking week. After it's first full week of being available, the newest No. 1 increases in streams by 7 percent to 69.6 million due to the philanthropic video with 26.7 million coming from on-demand listens. The track remains at the top of the Digital Songs sales chart despite a 36 percent drop having sold 50,000 copies and has yet to enter the Radio Songs list. The track did see a 77 percent increase on the format, however, receiving 16.7 million impressions in the U.S.