Eminem’s ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ Makes Historic Billboard 200 Debut

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Eminem has set a new Billboard 200 record. According to Billboard, Em’s 11th studio album Music To Be Murdered By has made its debut at No. 1, making Shady the first artist to earn 10 consecutive No. 1 albums in the chart’s history. He was previously tied with Kanye West at nine.

Nielsen Music reports Music To Be Murdered By sold roughly 279,000 equivalent album units for the week ending January 23. He reeled in 154,000 SEAs as well, which is equal to 217.6 million on-demand streams for the album’s tracks. It’s the largest streaming week for an album since Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding.

Shady is now also one of only six acts with 10 or more No. 1 albums, joining The Beatles (with a record 19), JAY-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen (11), Barbra Streisand (11) and Elvis Presley (10).

“Godzilla” featuring Juice WRLD also debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song raked in 41.1 million streams and 24,000 digital song sales to give Eminem his 22nd Hot 100 top 10 finish. Em has a total of 22 Hot 100 top 10s since the list’s inception, only below Lil Wayne (24) and Drake (36). Adding to that, 11 other songs from his album also debuted on Hot 100 this week.

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