Eminem is a serial record breaker and his one of the biggest one may have been after he dropped The Marshall Mathers LP 2 in 2013. Between August and October of that year, Em released “Berzerk,” “Survival” and “Rap God,” all of which remained in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for weeks following their debuts. Then came “The Monster,” which seemingly broke the internet.
With a chorus featuring Rihanna, one of Eminem’s best pop collaborators, “The Monster” debuted at No. 3 on the Hot 100, making it Em’s fourth song in the Top 20 all in the same week. This historic feat was recognized nationwide, since the last musicians to hold this status were The Beatles.
For two weeks in April 1964, the legendary British rock band held six spots in the Top 20 with “Twist and Shout,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Please Please Me,” “She Loves You” and “I Saw Her Standing There” (with “Do You Want to Know a Secret” replacing the former the following week).
While the first three singles were successful, “The Monster” went on to become Eminem’s fifth No. 1 record, with the video amassing over 545 million YouTube views to date. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 remains one of the most successful projects Em has ever released.