Common Sense J Hus
18 October 2017, 12:13
His record label may have bent the rules...
Post Malone reportedly used a bizarre YouTube hack to help his song ‘Rockstar’ reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts.
The rapper, who collaborated with 21 Savage on the hit single, is currently benefiting from huge streaming success.
However part of his success has been attributed to a strange YouTube trick by Post Malone’s label Republic Records.
The label uploaded a loop of the song’s chorus on their YouTube page, which is the exact same length as the official song.
The ‘Rockstar’ loop has now been viewed over 40 million times since it was released – which contributed to its chart success – after Billboard recently changed its rules to include YouTube streams.
Interestingly, Republic Records don’t have an official full length version of the song on YouTube.
Instead, there are lots of links on their YouTube version, which direct fans to official streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud.
Post Malone's 'Rockstar' recently dethroned Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' as the No.1 song on the Billboard 100 chart.