United States rapper Eminem has, with is latest album “Kamikaze” broken the record of ABBA and Led Zeppelin on Friday to claim the record for the most consecutive chart-topping albums in Britain.
The UK Official Charts Company hinted that the new release is the rapper’s ninth straight album release to hit number one.
“Does this mean I get to call myself Sir Eminem?“, asked the 45-year-old, real name Marshall Mathers III.
He shared the previous UK record of eight straight number one albums with Swedish pop quartet ABBA and Led Zeppelin.
ABBA and Led Zeppelin and Abba achieved the the landmark in 1979 and 1982 respectively and Eminem joined their rank in December last year.
His last album was panned by critics and snubbed by some fans, though it topped the British charts nonetheless.
“Kamikaze” Eminem’s 10th Album came as a surprise to the entertainment would, as it is released less than nine months after his last effort.
Eminem is the international act with the most number one albums in Britain this century. British singer Robbie Williams is the only artist to have more, with 10.
Martin Talbot, the Official Charts Company’s chief executive, paid tribute to Eminem’s run.
“To release nine successful albums is an achievement in itself, but to reach the UK’s official albums chart summit with each of them, consecutively, without a break, across 18 years, is quite remarkable.”
“Kamikaze” dethroned the movie cast recording of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” from the album chart top spot.
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