Eminem Has 10 Tracks on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart


August 22: Eminem performs during a concert at the Stade de France in Saints-Denis, near Paris.

Eminem is the king of the Billboard charts this week. He not only has the No. 1 album on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, but also earns 10 concurrent songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. (His new "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" tops both album tallies, selling 792,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.)

The album's latest single, “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, rules for a second week at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, keeping Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan, at No. 2. Eminem's “Rap God” flies 8-2 back to its peak position, pushing Jay Z’s “Holy Grail,” featuring Justin Timberlake (3-4), and Mike WiLL Made It’s “23,” featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J (4-5), down one spot each.

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell (5-6), also drops one position, as does Eminem’s “Berzerk” (6-7). YG’s “My Hitta,” featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, steps up 9-8 thanks to a 26% increase to 9.3 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. Chris Brown’s “Love More,” featuring Nick Minaj, moves 10-9 in its 16th week and fittingly, Em’s “Survival” rounds out the top 10 with a 7-10 tumble.

An additional six songs from "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" set debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: "Beautiful Pain," featuring Sia (No. 30), "Love Game" (No. 31), "Headlights," featuring Nate Ruess (No. 35), "Bad Guy" (No. 38), "Rhyme or Reason" (No. 41) and "Legacy" (No. 44).

Since the chart adopted its current sales/airplay/streaming methodology 13 months ago, Eminem is the fourth artist (and they're all rappers) to have 10 or more songs chart concurrently. Drake accomplished the feat four times (most recently on the Nov. 2 chart), Jay Z did so in July, 2 Chainz in January, and Kendrick Lamar in November 2012.

Over on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as previously noted, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" rules the top of the list, as it zooms from No. 67 to No. 1. (It debuted last week due to early sales, as some retailers broke street date and started selling the album early.)

This is his seventh chart-topper on the list out of eight appearances. His only album to miss the top was “Curtain Call: The Hits,” which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on Dec. 24, 2005.

Eminem’s move pushes Drake’s “Nothing was the Same” (37,000, down 3%) out of the top spot to No. 2 and Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” down 2-3 with 20,000 (a 1% drop). New to the region is Tech N9ne’s “Therapy: Sessions with Ross Robinson” debuting at No. 4 with 10,000 to mark his 11th top 10 title on the chart. His “Something Else” debuted at No. 3 with 58,000 this past August.

Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” closes out the top five Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with a 37% percent rise to 8,000 units. Since its release on Sept. 3, the set has sold a total of 233,000 copies.