Congratulations to Eminem, who scoops 2017’s Christmas Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with his ninth studio record Revival. Eminem scored impressive combined sales of 132,000 to debut at the top – the year’s second fastest-selling album behind Ed Sheeran’s ÷, and has today been certified gold by the BPI. The song “River” also debuted at #2 on Top Singles charts.
Revival is Eminem’s eighth consecutive UK Number 1 album, and ties a record held by ABBA and Led Zeppelin for most consecutive Number 1 records. Slim Shady’s other chart-topping albums are The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Curtain Call – The Hits (2005), Relapse (2009), Recovery (2010) and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013).