Eminem Earns Historic 10th No. 1 Album on Billboard w/ ‘Music to Be Murdered By’
Rapper Eminem reclaims the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts this week with his latest release, Music to Be Murdered By. According to reports, his historic 10th No. 1 album comes amid 279,000 sales earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 23.
With another No. 1 added to his resume, the 47-year-old Detroit native is now tied with Elvis Presley for fourth-most chart-owners in Billboard history. It’s Eminem’s first album since another surprise release, Kamikaze, which dropped in 2018 and touted the No. 1 spot.
As previously reported, Eminem recently addressed criticism from his latest release, and said it isn’t for the faint at heart. He used a bar from his 2001 Jay-Z collaboration, “Renegade,” as the caption:
“Cause, see, they call me a menace and if the shoe fits, I’ll wear it. But if it don’t, then y’all will swallow the truth, grin and bear it” #Renegade #MusicToBeMurderedBy”
In today’s wonderful world murder has become so commonplace that we are a society obsessed and fascinated by it. I thought why not make a sport of it, and murder over beats? So before you jump the gun, plesae allow me to explain.
This album was not made for the squeamish. If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you. Certain selections have been designed to shock the conscience, which may cause positive action. Unfortunately, darkness has truly fallen upon us.
So you see, murder in this instance isn’t always literal, nor pleasant. These bars are only meant for the sharpest knives in the drawer. For the victims of this album, may you rest peacefully. For the rest of you, please listen more closely next time. Goodnight!
With deepest sympathy,
Eminem’s latest album also features late rapper Juice WRLD on a track called, “Godzilla.” The song debuted on the Hot 100 chart at #3, giving Eminem his 22nd Top 10 record and Juice WRLD his third.
Take a listen below: