13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Eminem Enjoys Record 'Revival' at No. 1

Eminem, 2017
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Eminem speaks on stage during the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Nov. 12, 2017 in London, England. 

The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' soundtrack, Camila Cabello & Sugarland highlight this week's chart action.

Eminem's new album, Revival, roars in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Jan. 3). The launch also helps him top the Billboard Artist 100 chart for the first time.

Plus, Ed Sheeran and Beyonc√©'s "Perfect" scores its third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:

1. Eminem makes history on the Billboard 200, as Revival earns the rapper his unprecedented eighth consecutive No. 1 debut. Click here to read more about the achievement.

2. On the Hot 100, Eminem's "River," featuring Sheeran, logs the chart's highest debut of the week, flowing in at No. 11. Click here to read this week's Hot 100 Chart Moves.

3. Over on the Billboard 200, the soundtrack to Star Wars: The Last Jedi bows at No. 12. All eight of the main Star Wars films have now seen their soundtracks reach the top 20. Plus, The Beatles' Christmas Records vinyl set bows. Click here to read this week's Billboard 200 Chart Moves.

4. It's your last chance to be included in the year-end "Ask Billboard" mailbag! Send in your favorite songs, albums and/or concerts of 2017 to askbb@billboard.com. In the meantime, click here for the latest "Ask Billboard."

5. In case you missed it, on the best of 2017 Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss the top chart highlights of the year, covering Ed Sheeran, "Despacito" and more. Click here to listen.

6. Camila Cabello's "Havana" reigns at yet another radio format, as the smash tops the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart. Click here to read the story.

7. Halsey lands her first solo No. 1 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, as "Bad at Love" rises 2-1. She previously topped the ranking as featured on The Chainsmokers' "Closer," which spent a record 20 weeks at No. 1. Click here for the post.

8. SZA earns her first No. 1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, as "The Weekend" ascends 3-1. It's the first time that a woman has topped the chart in a lead role since Rihanna's "Needed Me" in October 2016. Click here to read about the achievement.

9. Brett Young earns his second No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart with "Like I Loved You." His previous chart-topper, "In Case You Didn't Know," led the list for two weeks this summer. Plus, new top 10s for Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini. Click here to read the story.

10. After a six-year break from the Country Airplay chart, Sugarland's new single "Still the Same" earns the duo a career-best debut at No. 26. Click here for the full item. 

11. After the season 13 finale of NBC's The Voice, the top four contestants monopolize the top four spots on the Emerging Artists chart, with champion Chloe Kohanski reigning for a third week. Click here to read about the week's top emerging acts.

12. Paul McCartney leads the latest Hot Tours ranking, as his One on One Tour earned $132 million following 37 performances around the world. Click here to read the story.

13. On the latest look at "This Week in Billboard Chart History," The Beatles said hello (well, "Hello Goodbye") to No. 1 on the Hot 100 50 years ago. Click here to read the story.


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.