Eminem claimed his eighth Number One album as ‘Revival’ beat the Billboard 200 in its introduction week.
The rapper’s most recent LP, his first album since 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, opened with 267,000 aggregate copies in its first week of discharge, with 197,000 of that total culled from traditional album sales.
Despite the fact that that aggregate denoted the third-best first-week count for a hip-hop album in 2017 – behind Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’. Also, Drake’s ‘More Life’ – it was a huge drop from the first week sales for The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which opened with 792,000 copies four years prior, Billboard reports.
Each Eminem album since 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP, and additionally his Curtain Call most noteworthy hits collection in 2005, has topped the Billboard 200. Eminem stays six Number Ones behind Jay-Z current Billboard 200 record of 14, although that tally does not include the rapper’s 8 Mile soundtrack, which also reached Number One of every 2002.
Two more hip-hop releases entered the Top 10 this week, with G-Eazy tying his own outline best of Number Three with The Beautiful and Damned, which sold 122,000 total copies in its first week of accessibility. Jeezy’s Pressure opened at Number Six, the rapper’s ninth Top 10 release.
Returnees possessed whatever is left of the Top 10, with Taylor Swift’s Reputation driving the last pre-Christmas sales rush at Number Two with another 133,000 copies, raising its excellent aggregate to more than 1.8 million. Ed Sheeran’s Divide put Number Four, in front of Pentatonix’s A Pentatonix Christmas (Number Five) and Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All (Number Seven).
Three country LPs finished off the Top 10: Last week’s winners Luke Bryan and his What Makes You Country at Number Eight, Garth Brooks’ The Anthology: Part I, The First Five Years at Number Nine and Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 at Number 10.
One week from now’s Top 10 ought to remain generally the same, with just The Greatest Showman soundtrack and Travis Scott and Quavo’s joint Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho possibly making the upper level