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Eminem is the first rapper to have 10 consecutive No. 1 albums

Eminem became the first artist and rapper to have 10 consecutive albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, when he released his 11th studio album, Music to Be Murdered By on January 17, 2020. Eminem’s debut debut album Infinite and The Slim Shady LP reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It was Eminem’s third album The Marshall Mathers LP that earned his his first No. 1 and started the count.

  1. The Marshall Mathers LP – (May 21, 2000) sold 1.76 million copies first week
  2. The Eminem Show – (May 26, 2002) sold 284,000 copies in first 3 days
  3. Encore – (Nov 12, 2004) sold 1.5 million copies first week
  4. Curtain Call: The Hits – (Dec 6, 2005) sold 441,000 copies first week
  5. Relapse – (May 15, 2009) sold 608,000 copies first week
  6. Recovery – (June 18, 2010) sold 741,000 copies first week
  7. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Nov 5, 2013) – sold 792,000 copies first week
  8. Revival – (Dec 15, 2017) sold 267,000 album-equivalent units first week
  9. Kamikaze – (Aug 31, 2018) sold 434,000 album-equivalent units first week
  10. Music to Be Murdered By – (Jan 17, 2020) sold 279,000 album-equivalent units first week
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