Eminem Becomes The First Artist With 8 Consecutive #1 Debuts
Eminem released his terrible new album, Revival, earlier this month, and with it he became the first artist to ever debut at the top of the Billboard chart eight times in a row. As Billboard notes, Revival hit #1 in the sales week ending 11/21 with 267,000 equivalent album units (197,000 of which were traditional album sales). His last seven releases, from 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP to 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, also debuted at #1. The only full-length of his that didn’t was his debut, The Slim Shady LP, which peaked at #2.
While Eminem is the only artist to have eight consecutive chart-topping albums, three other acts have achieved eight #1s throughout their careers, though not all in a row. Those artists are Jay-Z, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.