Eminem has scored his ninth chart-topping album in the US, after surprise release ‘Kamikaze’ reached the peak of the Billboard 200 charts.
The record, which was released on Aug. 31, scored 434,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 6. Of that amount, 252,000 were from traditional album sales.
‘Kamikaze”s chart showing is also stronger than that of Eminem’s last album, ‘Revival’, which debuted at No. 1 with 267,000 units on the chart dated Jan. 3, 2018.
The achievement means that all of Eminem’s albums released since 2000 have hit the top spot. His only major release to miss the top was 1999’s The Slim Shady LP, which came in at number two.
In the last week, some of rap’s most recognisable faces have responded after facing a call out from Eminem on the record – including Die Antwoord, Migos and Tyler The Creator.
His address of the later courted controversy after he referred to Tyler as a “faggot”, prompting accusations of homophobia.
He also picked a feud with Machine Gun Kelly – who duly responded with a diss track of his own.
On ‘Rap Devil’, Machine Gun Kelly claims Eminem only came up with the track ‘Not Alike’ because he’s “sober and bored”. He also told him to get over a 2012 tweet that saw Kelly describing Eminem’s daughter Hailey as “hot as fuck”.
“Still can’t cover up the fact the last four albums as bad as your selfie”, he raps.
In response, D12 rapper Bizarre claimed that Eminem was recording a furious response to Kelly.