Making History: Eminem Becomes the 1st Artist With 8 Consecutive #1 Album Debut
Tell a friend.
Despite the Reactivation of the lukewarm reception, Eminem, the ninth studio album will be his debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 during the week ended 21 December, according to Billboard. Out of the 267,000 album equivalent units, 197,000 were traditional album sales. This achievement also marks the first time in the history of an artist that has won eight consecutive #1 album debut.
Em joins an elite list of luminaries who ranks as the sixth most of the leaders in the Billboard 200 history, including country star Kenny Chesney, the queen of pop Madonna and the Irish rock legends U2. The Beatles and JAY-Z have 19 and 14, respectively.
Mr. Marshall Mathers' last seven releases — The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), Recovery (2010) Relapse (2009), curtain Call: The Hits (2005), Encore (2004), The Eminem Show (2002) and The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) — all debuted at #1. His inaugural album, The Slim Shady LP, hit the chart at #2 in 1999.
After months of teasing the project, Rebirth was finally released on the 15th of December. Includes several features pop peppered throughout the album, from artists such as P!nk, Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran. A video for the first single, "Walk On Water", was officially released via YouTube on Sunday (December 24).