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Eminem's 'Lucky You' Marks Rapper's First No. 1 Debut on Streaming Songs Chart

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Eminem performs at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 9, 2018 in Manchester, Tenn.

The rapper previously ruled the chart with “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, in 2014.

Eminem’s new album Kamikaze storms Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, led by “Lucky You,” featuring Joyner Lucas, which bows at No. 1 on the Sept. 15-dated list.

“Lucky” is the rapper’s second leader on the chart, which began in 2013, and first since “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, which led for one week in January 2014.

The track earns 42.2 million streams in the week ending Sept. 6, according to Nielsen Music, and is the rapper’s first to debut atop the tally.

In total, four songs from Kamikaze debut in the top 10 of Streaming Songs, with “Lucky” followed by “The Ringer” (No. 5, 31.7 million), “Fall” (No. 7, 31.8 million) and the title track (No. 8, 26.2 million). Notably, “Ringer” leads “Fall” despite more streams for the latter due to weighting changes on the chart that value paid streams over ad-supported; a portion of “Fall’s” data comes from a YouTube video released Sept. 4.

Eminem had never debuted inside the top 10 of Streaming Songs with any song previously, his closest being the No. 11 start and peak of “Headlights,” featuring Nate Ruess, in May 2014.

“Lucky” is the seventh song to debut atop Streaming Songs in 2018 and the first since Drake’s “Nonstop,” which bowed atop the ranking on the July 14-dated list. Eminem joins Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars and Cardi B as the other artists to do so this year.

Additionally, “Lucky” leads the On-Demand Streaming Songs ranking, which tracks on-demand audio streams only, with 31 million streams coming via those services. It’s again Eminem’s first No. 1 debut and his first No. 1 since “Monster” (six weeks, November 2013).