Eminem returns to the top with Revival.
The Detroit rapper scores his eighth straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album. Featuring Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, and Kehlani, the star-studded set debuts with 267,000 equivalent album units. Of that number, 197,000 are traditional album sales.
According to Billboard, Eminem becomes the first act to achieve eight consecutive No. 1 chart entries. Revival also earns the third-largest week of 2017 among hip-hop albums, following Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. (603,000) and Drake’s More Life (505,000).
By comparison, Slim Shady’s previous album, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, debuted at No. 1 with 792,000 copies in its first week.
G-Eazy scores the second biggest debut of the week with his third major label album The Beautiful & Damned, which opens at No. 3 and becomes his third top 10 in a row. The album, which features the Cardi B and A$AP Rocky-assisted hit “No Limit,” enters with 122,000 units (68,000 in traditional sales).
The Snowman, Jeezy, blows onto the charts with his ninth top 10 album, Pressure, which debuts at No. 6 with 72,000 units (54,000 in traditional sales). All of the Atlanta rapper’s albums have debuted in the top 10, starting with his debut, 2005’s Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Taylor Swift’s Reputation slides to No. 2 (133,000), Ed Sheeran’s ÷ falls 3-4 (90,000), and Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All rises 8-7 (60,000).
Billboard 200 Top 10
1. Eminem – Revival
2. Taylor Swift – Reputation
3. G-Eazy – The Beautiful & Damned
4. Ed Sheeran – ÷
5. Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas
6. Jeezy – Pressure
7. Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All
8. Luke Bryan – What Makes You Country
9. Garth Brooks – The Anthology: Part I, The First Five Years
10. Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 2