Like the Los Angeles Rams, who recently hosted their Super Bowl Championship parade in L.A., Eminem should prepare for a procession of his own in the United Kingdom following a historic commercial album sales win.
On Thursday (February 17), Forbes reported Eminem became the first Hip Hop MC to join the elite group of less than a dozen artists who have releases that have spent 500 weeks on the U.K. albums chart.
Eminem’s 2005 Curtain Call: The Hits compilation album debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart upon release and spent and spent an additional five weeks at the top spot before living another two months inside the top 10 of the chart. The 24-song project, which also spawned Eminem’s 10 single “When I’m Gone,” that peaked at the No. 4 position, reached the 500-week milestone at the No. 15 spot.
As Curtain Call: The Hits celebrates a 500-week residency on the albums chart, Eminem continues to enjoy decades of success in the overseas market where 10 of the 11 studio albums he has released so far have reached the No. 1 spot on the albums chart.
Eminem’s debut album, The Slim Shady LP, was the only project of his that didn’t earn a chart-topping debut and went on to reach the No. 10 mark on the charts following its release in 1999. However, his follow-up album The Marshall Mathers LP, became the 55th best-selling album of all time in the U.K. and has sold over 2.46 million copies along with going eight-times multi-platinum since 2000.
In addition to his historic win in the U.K., the Shady Records CEO has also regained a considerable amount of traction in the United States following his appearance in the Dr. Dre-orchestrated Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime show alongside 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.
Along with major streaming increases, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” cracked the top 10 of the U.S. Spotify chart for the first time. Back in October of 2020, the Oscar-winning 8 Mile soundtrack hit became the first rap song from the 2000s to surpass one billion streams on the platform.