Eminem’s latest album, Music To Be Murdered By, has debuted atop both the US Soundscan charts and the UK Top 40 Album chart. At the time of writing, the album is also topping the national charts in numerous other territories including Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland and The Netherlands.
The rap superstar extended his record-breaking run of consecutive No. 1 albums in the U.K. to ten, with Music To Be Murdered By, which was released by Interscope/Universal on 16 January. No other act in UK album chart history has managed to land as many chart-topping albums in a row. Simultaneously, Eminem has also scored a chart double by simultaneously debuting at the singles summit with ‘Godzilla,’ featuring Juice Wrld.
Produced by Eminem and Dr Dre, the 20-track album boasts a number of high profile features including Young MA, Royce da 5’9” & White Gold, Ed Sheeran, the late Juice WRLD, Skylar Grey, Black Thought of The Roots, Q-Tip, Denaun, Anderson Paak, Don Toliver, KXNG Crooked, and Joell Ortiz.
Music To Be Murdered By opened on the UK album chart with 36,000 combined units, according to the Official Charts Company, seeing off the challenge of U.K. indie rock favourites The Courteeners. They come in at a career-best No. 2 with their sixth studio album More. Again. Forever (Ignition). Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI/Universal), which returned to the summit last week, fell to No. 3.
Another indie band making a grand return this week are Bombay Bicycle Club, who after a six-year absence, landed at No. 4 their fifth album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. Elsewhere in the Top 10, US singer-songwriter Halsey opened at Number 6 with her third album Manic, and posthumous Mac Miller album Circles is at Number 8.
In the US, meanwhile, Eminem has set a new record, with Music To Be Murdered By debuting at No 1 in the US Soundscan charts – this is his 10th Consecutive No 1 album on the chart.