Post Malone lands 16 Billboard Music Awards nominations

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Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist.

His 2019 album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” — which featured the hits “Circles,” “Wow” and “Goodbyes” — is up for top Billboard 200 album while “Sunflower,” his collaboration with Swae Lee from the Oscar-winning animation “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” is nominated for top rap song, top collaboration and top streaming song.

Post Malone performed an hour-long live stream  in aid of the UN’s Coronavirus relief response, raising over $4 million dollars in the process.

Performing a set consisting entirely of Nirvana covers, which included deep cuts like School alongside classics such as In Bloom and Come As You Are, Malone also invited Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to participate.

The show was broadcast live directly from Post Malone’s home and aired on his official YouTube channel. Throughout the show, Google matched all donations up to $5 million, with all proceeds going directly to the UN Foundation.

Last autumn Post Malone released a new album.

The follow-up to 2018’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” mostly goes to softer places, but he still wants to nurture his bad-boy side, too.

First week projections for Post Malone’s third studio album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, have arrived. According to HITS Daily Double, Post’s latest project is expected to debut in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 charts, projected to move 450,000 to 500,000 equivalent album units, with 190,000 to 215,000 coming from pure sales. This makes the project the artist’s second album to debut at No. 1 and the second largest debut of 2019 following Taylor Swift.Then again,

In 2019 Malone has managed to keep his head down and nose clean of old controversies such as cultural appropriation charges, or of choosing Dylan lyrics over hip-hop texts, does not hurt when it comes to the clearer, gentler focus of “Hollywood’s Bleeding.”

tto voce is as round as his face, and just as comforting.

In pop, there’s no better thing to be than a comfort. Happily, Post still has to have a call, a tic, a hint of rap’s danger to merit the tattoos and what they should represent. So like Drake — whom Malone emulates in one of the new songs, “Wow,” with its sinewy, reed-thin melody, talking bridges and icy breeziness — Post owns and operates the refined trap-pop vibe, the polished gem of hip-hop.

 

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