Eminem breaks tie with Kanye for most No.1 albums in a row
'Music To Be Murdered By' "murdered" Kanye's record.
After surprising us with a new album earlier this month, Eminem surprises even more by breaking the record and beating Kanye West for most No.1 albums in a row. Eminem's last album Music to be Murdered By became his 10th consecutive No.1 album which makes him the artist with the most No.1 debuts in a row on the Billboard 200.
Until his surprise album, Eminem was tied with Kanye West whose 2019 LP Jesus is King matched Eminem's 2018 album Kamikaze. Music To Be Murdered By sold 279,000 equivalent album units in the United States as of the week ending January 23, writes Pitchfork.
Em's record-breaking album features many guests such as Ed Sheeran, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Royce Da 5’9″, Anderson.Paak, Young M.A. as well as posthumous appearance by Juice WRLD.
As Rolling Stone writes, Eminem's inspiration for the album came from non-other than Albert Hitchcock and his 1958's album Music to Be Murdered By. A clip from that album is included on the album interlude "Albert".