Eminem Scores His Eighth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Revival’
Eminem scores his eighth consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his ninth studio effort, Revival.
The collection moved 267,000 equivalent album units last week, according to Nielsen Music. Of that total, 197,000 was from pure album sales. Revival is the third-largest week selling album of 2017 behind Kendrick Lamar’s Damn with 603,000 units sold in its first week, and Drake’s More Life with 505,000 units.
With his eighth No. 1, Eminem is now tied with Madonna, U2 and Kenny Chesney for the sixth-most chart-toppers in the history of the Billboard 200. Ahead of them are The Beatles (with 19), JAY-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (each with 11), Elvis Presley (10), and Garth Brooks and the Rolling Stones (both with nine).
Other big debuts on the albums chart this week, include G-Eazy who finished at No. 3 with The Beautiful & Damned. The project, which is his third studio effort, moved 122,000 equivalent album units with 68,000 coming straight from traditional album sales.
Meanwhile, Jeezy's ninth album, Pressure, premiered at at No. 6 with 72,000 copies pushed (54,000 in traditional album sales). Among his nine top 10s are three No. 1s: The Inspiration (2006), The Recession (2008) and Trap or Die 3 (2016).
Back to Eminem. Over the weekend, the Detroit rhymer released his new video for "Walk on Water," which features a thousand Eminems frantically typing on typewriters. You can watch the epic video here.