In the latest tracking week on the Billboard charts, Eminem lands his ninth consecutive No. 1 album on the Top 200. Kamikaze was surprise released on Aug. 30 and has been an internet buzz since. Here's a look at how his latest album performed on the Sept. 11 refresh.
Kamikaze opens at No. 1 on the Top 200 having moved 434,000 total units comprising of album sales, streaming and track sales data — the fourth-largest week in 2018. Breaking that number down, 252,000 were actual album sales while 168,000 units derived from streaming units, or 225 million listens through official platforms including Spotify and YouTube. The remaining 14,000 units came from individual track downloads (every ten downloads from an album equals one unit).
Eminem's Kamikaze is his ninth leader on the Top 200 dating back to 2000 and all nine of those efforts have debuted at the top. He has moved up the ladder for the most No. 1 albums to tie with Garth Brooks and The Rolling Stones for fifth place. The Beatles top the list having 19 No. 1 albums. Previously with the release of Revival in December 2017, Eminem tied with Madonna, U2 and Kenny Chesney having eight leaders. Revival began at No. 1 having moved 297,000 units with 197,000 being in traditional album sales.
Kamikaze is Eminem's tenth studio album, executive produced by he and Dr. Dre, and recorded at Effigy Studios in Detroit, Michigan.