This week, Eminem landed his first #1 song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart and placed at least four songs in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart as a lead artist this week, as per rollingstone.com.
The latter feat hasn’t been accomplished since The Beatles did it in 1964. In April of that year, the British quartet had six songs in the Top 20 for two consecutive weeks.
Eminem’s “The Monster” was #3 on the Hot 100 chart, while “Berzerk,” “Survival” and “Rap God” landed at #15, 16, and 17, respectively. All of Eminem’s songs are featured on his The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which arrived in stores Tuesday (November 5).
“The Monster,” which also features Rihanna, is Eminem’s first #1 tune on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.
Several artists, including 50 Cent in 2005, T-Pain in 2007-08, Lil Wayne in 2008 and Ludacris in 2010, have had at least four cuts in the Top 20 since The Beatles, according to rollingstone.com. But at least one of the songs from each artist featured them as a guest, not the main artist. Eminem and The Beatles are the lead artists on each of their songs on the charts.
The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Please Please Me” and “I Saw Her Standing There” were among the Top 20 the first week of the group’s record-setting run in April 1964. The second week, “Do You Want to Know a Secret” rose into the Top 20, replacing “I Saw Her Standing There.”