Eminem landed his seventh consecutive No. 1 UK album with ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ yesterday as his latest LP stormed straight to No. 1 in the UK album chart.
‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ is Eminem’s eighth studio album and gives him his seventh consecutive No. 1 record in the UK charts. The Detriot ‘Rap God’ star is the only American artist to achieve this feat and is now on par with The Beatles in terms of consecutive chart-topping albums.
The rapper becomes the first American to score seven consecutive number one albums in the UK, equalling the feat achieved by The Beatles. Led Zeppelin and ABBA hold the overall record with eight number ones.
This week’s entire top five is made up exclusively by new entries with X Factor winner James Arthur just behind Eminem at No. 2 with his self-titled debut album. Tinie Tempah’s second album ‘Demonstration’ follows closely behind at No. 3. Andre Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra’s ‘Music Of The Night’ is new in No. 4 and The Overtones’ ‘Saturday Night At The Movies’ completes the line-up at No. 5.
Other new entries to this week’s album chart come from former Westlife singer Shane Filan with his first solo outing ‘You And Me’ at No. 6, ‘The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Songs’ compilation at No. 7 and ‘Word Of Mouth’ gives The Wanted their third top ten album.
Elsewhere in the chart Avril Lavigne is new in at No. 14 with her eponymous fifth studio album whilst her husband Chad Kroeger’s band Nickelback are at No. 15 with their ‘Best Of…’. Another greatest hits is on their tail as ‘The Very Best Of Bob Dylan’ has charted at No. 16. This week’s new entries are completed by Midlake’s ‘Antiphon’ at No. 39.
One Direction and Eminem were among the winners at this year’s MTV EMAs.
Eminem bagged the coveted Global Icon Award as well as Best-Hip-Hop, whilst Miley Cyrus reigned supreme in the Best Video and Best United States Act categories.
One Direction won the Best Pop and Best UK & Ireland Act gongs, whilst their singer Harry Styles went home with the Best Look prize.
Eminem will star on The Jonathan Ross show this week.
Meanwhile Storm Queen has scored a UK number one single with the dance track ‘Look Right Through’.
The Brooklyn DJ – real name Morgan Geist – teamed up with Marc ‘MK’ Kinchen and Damon C Scott for the remixed track, which outsold its nearest rival by just under 9,500 copies.
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