Saturday 25 February 2017

Eminem album leaps to top spot

US rapper and record producer Eminem has claimed his sixth UK number one in the Official Albums Chart
US rapper and record producer Eminem has claimed his sixth UK number one in the Official Albums Chart

Eminem has claimed his sixth UK No 1 in the official albums chart as the US star's latest release Recovery leapt straight to the top spot.

In the singles chart, Dizzee Rascal and James Corden's unofficial World Cup anthem, Shout, dropped to No 3 after two weeks at No 1.

The duo were replaced in top spot by Katy Perry's California Gurls, featuring Snoop Dogg, giving Katy her second UK No 1 after the 2008 hit I Kissed A Girl.

For guest rapper Snoop Dogg, it marks a first UK No 1 single after more than twenty Top 40 hits over a 17-year career.

California Gurls is the first single from Katy's forthcoming album Teenage Dream.

Since releasing his major-label debut The Slim Shady LP in 1999, Eminem has sold more than 78 million albums worldwide, including more than 7.5 million in the UK.

Eminem also has two Top 10 singles in the chart - Not Afraid at No 5, up from last week's No 6, and a new entry at No 7, I Love The Way You Lie, featuring Rihanna.

Elsewhere, in the albums top 10 there are two other new entries - UK rapper Example's debut Won't Go Quietly at No 4 and Miley Cyrus's biggest UK hit to date Can't Be Tamed at No 8.

The Black Eyed Peas' evergreen album The End is a re-entry at No 3, up from last week's number 40.

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