26 Dec Eminem’s New Album is His Eight Chart-Topper
Congrats to Eminem, who scoops 2017’s Christmas Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with his ninth studio record Revival.
The US rapper scored amazing combined sales of 132,000 to make a big appearance at the best – the year’s second speediest offering collection behind Ed Sheeran’s ÷, and has today been certified gold by the BPI.
Restoration is Eminem’s eighth sequential UK Number 1 collection, and ties a record held by ABBA and Led Zeppelin for most back to back Number 1 records. Slim Shady’s other diagram topping collections are The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Curtain Call – The Hits (2005), Relapse (2009), Recovery (2010) and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013).
Ed Sheeran’s ÷ additionally produced offers of more than 100,000 this week, finishing the week on 121,000 at Number 2. Ed’s collection was the greatest physical dealer this week, with 109,000 duplicates sold on CD and vinyl, however missed out to Eminem on downloads and streams. ÷ likewise beat the current week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart and Official Record Store Chart.
The Official Christmas Albums Chart Top 5 is finished up by Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All (3), Beautiful Trauma by P!nk at Number 4, and Rag’n’Bone Man holds firm at Number 5 with Human.
New entries and high climbers
George Michael’s Twenty Five ascents four spots to Number 11 as the main commemoration of his demise on Christmas Day moves nearer, while Elbow charge three positions to Number 13 with The Best Of. There’s additionally an elevate for Jeff Lynne’s ELO and their live collection Wembley or Bust, up six to Number 29.
At long last, two collections make their Top 40 makes a big appearance this week. Linkin Park’s One More Light – Live, a live collection including the last vocals from the late Chester Bennington debuts at Number 32, and John Williams’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi soundtrack bows at Number 39.